Covid-19: Lottery operators to close outlets during movement control order


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Lottery operators have announced that its outlets will be closed and draws will be cancelled between March 18 and 31 following the government’s announcement of a movement control order (MCO).

Magnum4D, in a statement, said that its outlets will be temporarily closed and all draws during the period will be suspended to comply with the two-week order.

“We will refund all tickets bought for Draw ID: 325/20 (March 18), 326/20 (March 21), 327/20 (March 22), 328/20 (March 25), 329/20 (March 28) and 330/20 (March 29),” it said on Tuesday (March 17).

Customers who bought tickets for the draws will be refunded one month from the date the order is lifted.

“This is an unprecedented occurrence and Magnum4D is serious in monitoring the developments of the Covid-19 outbreak and helping to ensure public safety,” said Magnum chief commercial officer Datuk Chan Chee Fai.

Chan also said that updates on Magnum4D can be found on the company’s social media channels and official website.

Damacai, in its Facebook page, also said that all advance draw tickets can be refunded only after March 31.

Bets placed on its dmcGO application will be refunded to users, said Damacai.

At the same time, Sports Toto also announced that it will be cancelling six draws during the two-week period and refunds can be sought between April 1 and May 31.

"No prize claims will be processed during the (control order) period. Please come back for prize claiming after the end of the order," said the company.

“Our head office, sales offices and sales outlets will be closed nationwide during this period. Advance draw tickets for the affected draws are rendered null and void."

At present, Malaysia has a total of 673 positive cases and two have died from the Covid-19 pandemic

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