AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lottery.com (“Lottery.com” or the “Company”), a leading online platform to play the lottery online or from a mobile device, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Payday Lotteries Limited (“Payday”), a federally licensed Nigeran lottery operator, to offer U.S. lottery products in Nigeria. This agreement will allow consumers in Nigeria to purchase select U.S. lottery products in the country both physically and electronically, on the Internet and through their mobile devices.
“I’m truly excited to announce our entry into the Nigerian market with our partnership with Payday Lotteries to offer genuine U.S. lottery games to a new and growing market,” said Tony DiMatteo, co-founder and CEO of Lottery.com. “This continues our international expansion and highlights our commitment to our vision of being the premier global marketplace for games of chance.”
The agreement allows for Payday to offer a suite of U.S. lottery products in Nigeria supplied by Lottery.com. Payday is fully licensed by the relevant authorities in Nigeria. Payday intends to work closely with the regulators to ensure the exclusive nature of the distribution is respected. Following Nigeria, the parties plan on continuing their partnership to provide the same U.S. lottery products in neighboring West African countries.
Payday intends to leverage the significant expertise of its stakeholders across all verticals of the betting industry, both in English and French speaking Africa. Payday has made significant investments in bringing its advanced digital platform solutions to the forefront of international standards, offering enhanced reliability and connectivity with a view to becoming one of Africa’s leading operators. Nigeria, with a population of more than 200 million and close to 160 million mobile phone connections, features one of the largest markets on the continent.
Commenting on the agreement, Umoh Tom Umoh, Director of Payday Lotteries, stated: “We are delighted to be partnering with Lottery.com, a pioneer in the lottery industry. We are convinced that this strategic relationship with a leading brand, coupled with our technology and familiarity with the local market, will accelerate our efforts to become a top-tier player in Nigeria.”
On February 22, 2021, Lottery.com entered into a definitive agreement with Trident Acquisitions Corp. (Nasdaq: TDACU, TDAC, TDACW) to become a publicly-traded company listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market.
Lottery.com is an Austin, TX-based company enabling consumers to play state-sanctioned lottery games from their home or on the go in the US and internationally. The Company works closely with state regulators to advance the lottery industry, providing increased revenues and better regulatory capabilities, while capturing untapped market share, including millennial players. Lottery.com is also gamifying charitable giving to fundamentally change how nonprofits engage with their donors and raise funds. Through its WinTogether.org platform, Lottery.com offers charitable donation sweepstakes to incentivize donors to take action by offering once in a lifetime experiences and large cash prizes.
Important Information and Where to Find it
In connection with the proposed business combination, Trident Acquisitions Corp. (“Trident”), expects to file a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) that will include a preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the solicitation of proxies from Trident’s shareholders. Additionally, Trident will file other relevant materials with the SEC in connection with the proposed business combination. Copies may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. A definitive proxy statement will be mailed to Trident shareholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders of Trident are urged to read the Registration Statement and the other relevant materials when they become available before making any voting decision with respect to the proposed business combination because they will contain important information about the business combination and the parties to the business combination. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.
Forward Looking Statements
The information in this press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this presentation, regarding the proposed business combination between Trident and Lottery.com, Trident and the Company’s ability to consummate the transactions, the benefits of the transactions, the Company’s estimated growth, operational and state expansion, and the combined company’s future financial performance, as well as the combined company’s strategy, future operations, estimated financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, the words “could,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, the Company disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release. The Company cautions you that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of either Trident or the Company. In addition, the Company cautions you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to the following factors: (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the business combination or give rise to the termination of the agreements related thereto; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Trident or the Company following announcement of the proposed business combination; (iii) the inability to complete the business combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Trident, or other conditions to closing in the business combination agreement; (iv) the risk that the proposed business combination disrupts the Company’s current plans and operations as a result of the announcement of the transactions; (v) the Company’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of the Company to grow and manage growth profitably following the business combination; (vi) costs related to the business combination; (vii) risks related to the rollout of the Company’s business and the timing of expected business milestones; (viii) the Company’s dependence on obtaining and maintaining lottery retail licenses or consummating partnership agreements in various markets; (ix) the Company’s ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting, including the remediation of identified material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting relating to segregation of duties with respect to, and access controls to, its financial record keeping system, and the Company’s accounting staffing levels; (x) the effects of competition on the Company’s future business; (xi) risks related to the Company’s dependence on its intellectual property and the risk that the Company’s technology could have undetected defects or errors; (xii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (xiii) the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the Company and the economy generally; (xiv) risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the proposed business combination; (xv) risks relating to privacy and data protection laws, privacy or data breaches, or the loss of data; and (xvi) the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this press release materialize or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in the reports that Trident has filed and will file from time to time with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Trident’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Participants in the Solicitation
Trident and its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of Trident’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Lottery.com and its officers and directors may also be deemed participants in such solicitation. Security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of Trident’s executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading Trident’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and the Proxy Statement and other relevant materials filed with the SEC in connection with the business combination when they become available. Information concerning the interests of Trident’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of their stockholders generally, will be set forth in the proxy statement relating to the business combination when it becomes available.
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