The first Lotto millionaire from a ticket bought via FNB's cellphone banking service has been drawn.
This past Saturday an FNB cellphone banking customer won the Lotto jackpot in draw 910, scopping more than R2-million.
"The uptake of Lotto on our electronic banking channels has exceeded our expectations," says Len Pienaar, CEO of FNB mCommerce.
Since the launch of banked-based electronic channels to buy Lotto tickets little more than a month ago, more than R1-million worth of winnings has been paid directly into FNB customers’ accounts.
Purchases of Lotto tickets have been available via FNB Cellphone Banking, FNB Online Banking and selected FNB ATMs.
FNB facilitates the payment of Lotto winnings of up to R50 000.00, which are automatically paid into the customer`s FNB account within 48 hours.
This method of paying winnings is convenient and safe for customers.
"Throughout the implementation of the virtual Lotto ticketing process our focus has been to ensure that our systems remain secure, accessible to consumers and are easy to use," says Pienaar.