Inter Lotto, which last week announced its intention to be the UK?s second national lottery operator, is in negotiations with three online lottery systems companies and will announce the winning supplier in two weeks? time.
Inter Lotto is a private company chaired by Lord Mancroft and aims to launch the game in the autumn. The game will be operated on line and broadcasted via computers to pub, shopping malls and airport lounges. Mancroft said he aims to install 3,000 terminals in a variety of outlets, rising to 10,000 in two years.
The winning supplier will provide a complete package which includes a main computer, the terminals, back office software, training and a communications network.
Playing Inter Lotto would be similar to the National Lottery but draws may be made several times a day. Punters would buy tickets in a similar way but the winning numbers would be shown via a TV screen. The lottery will be available around the country but excludes Northern Ireland and Jersey.
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