Take a gamble with Vodacom

Vodacom customers can now participate in the National Lottery via their mobile phones or computers.

Cellular network operator Vodacom has introduced a new service that allows SA consumers to play the Lotto via their mobile phones and desktops. The service is also available to subscribers to other networks.

Should a consumer win money playing the National Lottery, they will be notified via SMS about their winnings and the funds will be automatically credited to an electronic wallet that is created when consumers register to play.

Users have to deposit money into this wallet via electronic funds transfer or cash deposit, which is then used to play the lottery.

“Customers will now be able to play the National Lottery anywhere, even in the comfort of their own homes,” says Vodacom digital media managing executive Prins Mhlanga. “They also don’t need to worry about losing their National Lottery tickets because they will have a record of all the games played.”

The service is operated by Vodacom in partnership with Gidani, the National Lottery’s operator, and Lidonga Technology and Telecoms.  — (c) 2012 NewsCentral Media

Ways to play the lottery with Vodacom

Vodacom website www.vodacom.co.za/lottoStandard data rates apply based on data package
Mobi site http://vodacom.mobi/lottoStandard data rates apply based on data package
Dialling *120*6173# and follow the prompts20c per 20 seconds or part thereof up to three minutes for Vodacom customers. Applicable rates will be charged to customers from other networks
Send an SMS to 39850 with the words ‘Signup’ followed by ID number, name, and surname. (No spaces between ID number)50c for Vodacom customers. Applicable premium-rated SMS rates will be charged to customers from other networks
Bank transaction fee for Cash deposits and EFT transactionsR7,78
If you need a pay-out, a once off bank validation fee for FICA purposes is requiredR8,50
For pay out from electronic wallet into your bank account there is a bank transaction feeR7,50
SMS notifications and confirmation for play and all value added services such as balance enquiries on the electronic wallet or winning numbers25c

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