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LOTTO HEIST: National Lotteries Commission Investigation

On 6 November 2020 Government Gazette Number 43885, Proclamation No. R.32 of 2020 was published. The Honorable President referred the matters set out in the Schedule of the Proclamation to the Special Investigating Unit for investigation. 

The period under investigation is from 1 January 2014 and 6 November 2020.


The scope of investigation refers to maladministration in the affairs of the NLC in relation to:


  • the investment of funds of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, established in terms of section 21 of the Lotteries Act, No. 57 of 1997, contrary to the applicable provisions of the Lotteries Act; and
  • the allocation of money in the Fund to beneficiaries who were not entitled thereto in terms of the applicable provisions of the Lotteries Act, 1997.