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By Staff Writer
The origin of the word ‘lotto’ has roots in the Dutch language. It comes from the word ‘lot’ which translates to ‘fate’. But did lottery start in the ancient Netherlands? Let’s find out.

Lottery is a very old game whose history goes way back in time. It can be traced back to around 200 BC during the Chinese Han Dynasty.

In this period, a sort of gambling game known as the ‘white pigeon game’ was played and its proceeds used to build important infrastructures in the state. It is widely reported that the Great Wall of China came from the money made through lotteries.

The game got its name in ancient China because of the use of pigeons in sending results to outlying villages and cities in the Country. This game has grown through many modifications to become the modern-day Keno game we play today.

Other regions were not left out too. Ancient Romans also played a game like lottery and used the proceeds for several state infrastructural and commercial ventures. Other countries had some form of lotteries. It was the Dutch that reorganized the game in the 15th century that is why they retained the naming rights.


From the stables of Dreamcall Zambia Ltd comes Lotto Zambia, the best of its kind. It has its operational license with number 0000035 and has it’s headquarter at number 7, Lagos road, Rhodes Park, Lusaka. Lotto Zambia is also powered by a Tortola, British Virgin Islands based firm called GG International Ltd which supplies the needed software for operations.

Most Zambian lotteries are still stuck with the traditional methods of physical paper lottery tickets. This can be seen in many Zambian cities and the Country’s capital. Despite the wide acceptance of land-based lottery, there is now a shift to a new normal by many players. Convenience, quick response and good customer service are some reasons why many people have decided to play lottery online and Zambians are no exception. Lotto Zambia gives all these and even more.

Lotto Zambia is not restricted to online lottery alone. It presents players with options of playing online or offline depending on the player’s choice. But in all, Lotto Zambia gives the best in terms of odds, service, customer relations and even prompt and fast payment.

This lottery also supports Zambian football. Lottery players can bet on their favourite local teams as well as national teams. Information concerning odds, terms and conditions can be obtained from the websites, adverts and promotions, draws, etc.


Lotto Zambia can be played both online and offline. For online games, players can access the website and play from within Zambia and abroad. There are two main games offered by Lotto Zambia – the GG World Million and the GG World X. These games have very simple rules and are easy to play.

These games present every Zambian lottery player an opportunity to win K18, 000,000 and K180,000,000 as minimum jackpots for the GG World Million and GG World X respectively. These sums can increase to K20, 000, 000 and K201, 000, 000 depending on the situation of things. Not just these, other outstanding prizes are also up for grabs. With just a few clicks, you can be on your way to changing your life for good.


To play these games, you need to pick 5 numbers from 1 – 50 and 2 more numbers from range 1 – 12.

You should be the one choosing these numbers but if you can’t do so, don’t worry Lotto Zambia got you covered. There is a Quick Pick feature that helps you choose random numbers for the game.

Once you have chosen the numbers you want, you can now purchase a lottery ticket with the combination of numbers you have. You can of course play multiple games with different number combinations by purchasing more tickets. Many players have won this way while others won by sticking to their lucky numbers.


As stated earlier, the rules for playing the GG World Million and the GG World X are very simple. The major rules are:

  1. The jackpot is won when all the 5 main numbers and 2 extras you chose make it to the final draw.
  2. The jackpots prize fund is 40% of the total prize fund released for the game.
  3. The remainder of the prize pool (60%) is shared as listed below:
  • Match 5 + 1 – 2% of the prize fund.
  • Match 5 + 0 – 52% of the prize fund.
  • Match 4 + 2 – 52% of the prize fund.
  • Match 4 + 1 – 1% of the prize fund.
  • Match 3 + 2 – 67% of the prize fund.
  • Match 4 +0 – 38% of the prize fund.
  • Match 2 + 2 – 75% of the prize fund.
  • Match 3 + 1 – 85% of the prize fund.
  • Match 3 + 0 – 5% of the prize fund.
  • Match 1 + 2 – 95% of the prize fund.
  • Match 2 + 1 – 85% of the prize fund.
  • Match 2 + 0 – 76% of the prize fund.

You must know that both games have the same sharing formula for odds and fund wins in all the 13 winning categories with the only difference being the cash amount payable in each category.


For both games, there are 13 winning categories and all a person needs to win the jackpot is to choose correctly the 5 main numbers and the 2 extras. For the GG World Million, the minimum jackpot is K18 million while that of GG World X is K 180 million. These prize sums may increase if no player predicts correctly all 7 winning numbers that make the draw. For you to have a win, you must have at least 2 of your main numbers making the draw.

The draws are made at about 8.45 pm local French time every Tuesday and Friday and you can partake in it. The draw machines select the winning numbers after which the results are made public. You can check draws from

These games are legalized in Zambia and are played based on the lottery regulations in the country. You can play the games from anywhere in the world with just an internet-enabled device and win millions but remember the golden rule of lottery which states that the more you play, the better your chances of winning.

Read also the article about Top 5 tips for all Lotto Zambia fans – this article can help you to increase your chances of winning!