After weeks of the NLA’s Senior Management requesting that the staff report to work half-hour earlier on Monday, July 8 as is commonly said, “the cat was let out of the bag”, finally!
On arriving to work from 8 a.m. instead, the entire staff of the NLA’s Main and two (2) Sub-Offices learnt of a breakfast prepared for them to mark the 20th anniversary date of terminal sales and the existence of the Lotto product in Grenada.
Joining the Senior Management and staff for the buffet-styled breakfast were the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Ecclesiastical Affairs , Veda Bruno-Victor and the new Chairman of the NLA’s Board of Directors, Hayden Redhead.
Bruno-Victor apologised for the absence of Sports Minister Emmalin Pierre who had a concurrent engagement.
In his opening remarks, new General Manager, Geoffrey Gilbert said, “This breakfast forms part of our 20th anniversary celebrations; it’s our way of saying thanks for your sterling contributions towards the growth and development of the National Lotteries Authority.”
It was 20 years ago, on July 8th, 1993, that NLA made a huge leap, and introduced terminal games to the public, starting with Lotto – the first online product to be sold, in the Tri-Island State.
Back then and until December 2009, the “Store and Forward” Online Terminal System was used, which was replaced with the state-of-the-art Abrazo Technology in December, 2009.
Lotto, along with Super 6, Daily Pick 3 and Play Way are sold using those terminals at partners throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.