GLO rubbishes rumours of winning numbers being leaked to its staff


The Digital Economy and Society Ministry has warned people not to believe or share news or Internet posts accusing the Government Lottery Office (GLO) of leaking lottery winning numbers to its staff before the draw date, and of the staff passing on those numbers to others for a price.

“The ministry’s Anti-Fake News Centre contacted the GLO and was told that the rumour was false,” it said. “The GLO confirmed that its lottery draw procedure strictly conformed to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, and all steps were transparent and verifiable. There is absolutely no one who can know the winning numbers before the draw date.”

The GLO also added that such rumours could harm its reputation, and that it was gathering evidence to file a complaint against the individuals starting and spreading the rumour.

For enquiries about the government’s lottery, contact GLO on tel 02-528-9999. To report fake news, do so via website