Malta is celebrating its National Lottery’s 100th anniversary this year. The first legal lottery took place in Valletta 100 years ago in February 1923. Although the lotto carried on its operations during World War II, it was temporarily stopped during the pandemic in 2020.
National Lottery plc in collaboration with MaltaPost plc launched a booklet containing six special Lotto stamps commemorating the anniversary of 100 years since the first Lotto draw. The stamps represent the progressive development of the Maltese National Lottery and the Lotto brand.
Chief Commercial Officer of National Lottery plc Franco De Gabriele described the special anniversary as a historic milestone for the operator.
The cultural relevance of Lotto on the island since its inception 100 years ago bestows upon us the responsibility of ensuring that this game retains its place as an intrinsic pillar of Maltese heritage.” – Franco De Gabriele, CCO National Lottery
Commemorative stamps by MaltaPost plc
National Lottery retail outlets in Malta and Gozo are selling the limited edition stamps in a commemorative booklet. ‘Your Numbers Your Stories‘ is a national campaign that has also been launched to reflect the Maltese people’s strong affinity with the National Lottery.
Izi Group plc
Izi Interactive Ltd is a B2C operator responsible for the online gaming operations of Izi Group plc, providing sports betting, casino, and lottery games online. Izi Interactive Ltd operates and manages the domains izibet.com, dragonara.com and lottery.mt.
Izi Group plc is the majority shareholder of National Lottery plc. It also owns gambling company Izibet, which offers both online and land-based gambling services to customers. The company is also a majority shareholder of Peninsula Gaming Group which operates the Dragonara Casino under the management of Dragonara Gaming Limited, with the Bianchi Group of Companies. The Dragonara Casino in St Julian’s Malta is an iconic building that was previously a palace used by a Maltese marquis as his summer residence.
Since the 1960s the National Lottery operated as a state entity. It was privatised in 2004 when the concession was awarded to Maltco Lotteries Limited.
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