The Green Lotto lottery company has given an explanation for why it chose not to pay Sunday Nwachukwu his winning claim of N72.7 million after participating in one of its games.
The lottery company claimed that the decision was based on the claimant allegedly engaging in irregularities, so he is not entitled to the money in question. The lottery company added that the matter was already before a court of law, so it will not pursue legal action against Nwachukwu.
As may be recalled, Green Lotto was brought before the Tafawa Balewa Square location of the Lagos State High Court for its refusal to pay Nwachukwu his winning amount of N72,200,000.
Green Lotto is organised by a company, Brentwood Multiservices Global Limited based in Ikorodu, Lagos.
The complainant, who testified before Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay, last Thursday, told the court that on January 29, 2021, he played a game with N330,000 and when the result came out, he won the game, but the defendants refused to pay him the winning sum.
But, reacting to the accusation of Nwachukwu yesterday, the management of Green Lotto in a statement by its Head, Brand and Marketing Communications, Imoudu Asekhame, said the company does not pay fraudulent winners or encourage cheating and fraud in gaming.
It is important to note that sometime in 2019, Mr Sunday Nwachukwu, won the sum of N58,800,000 (Fifty-eight Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira) from one of the games we offer and was duly paid his winnings despite our suspicion of some irregularities in his play.”