Lottotech, the firm that operates Mauritius’ Lottery Lotto, announced that it will shut down operations until a later date due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The operator stated that the recent prize draw of the 21st of this month was the last one for now, and its retail system would also stop paying prizes in an effort to protect sellers and players.
Tickets for all future draws will remain valid, the firm stated, and it advised players to keep them until they resume operations. This decision was taken after elaborate discussions with regulators on the highland.
Lotto tech is the second national entity to close shop after Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) of span halted its sales of tickets this past week.
This news came out after the country went into lockdown mode on the 20th of March, right before the country announced its first case the following day.
By the 22nd of March, the country had recorded more than 18 cases, and now the currently is running an 8 p.m. curfew daily for all its citizens.