Matthew H. McGahan appointed as Chairman
Barney Battles and Naila Chowdhury appointed as directors
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lottery.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRY, LTRYW) (“Lottery.com” or the “Company”), a global tech company delivering trusted gaming solutions wherever lotteries are played, announces the appointment of an existing director, Matthew Howard McGahan as Chairman of the Board. This announcement comes at a transformational time for the Company.
The company has also appointment two new Board members; Barney Battles and Naila Chowdhury. These appointments fill two recent vacancies on the Company’s Board. The Company looks forward to benefiting from Barney’s significant professional accountancy related expertise and Naila’s experience in building global business partnerships.
Matthew H. McGahan is a seasoned investor and entrepreneur with vast experience in turnarounds and distressed projects. After graduating from Guildford Engineering Technology College, he joined his family’s business, Pinewood Motor Group, which was founded in 1969. He became the first dealer to bring Toyota Motor Corporation to the United Kingdom. Matthew also founded Magic Automotive Group which developed into one of the largest Harley-Davidson and BMW dealerships in Europe. He sold the Group in 2010 and went on to become a successful investor building a portfolio which included a sizeable property portfolio, as well as investments in several sectors including motorsports, EV, technology, minerals, mining, recycling, fintech and medical research. Matthew is also the founder of the UK charity “Mask Our Heroes” created in memory of his father, who was a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first months of the pandemic, it flew in over 30 million surgical masks for distribution to hospitals and care homes throughout the UK.
Barney Battles is the Founder of The League of Angels, a network of UHNW international members investing in fast growth British ventures with a global impact and strong corporate values. Barney is also the former co-owner of Jackpot Games, a Maltese online gaming venture that was sold to a large German media group. Additionally, Barney is the former senior advisor to the Rank Group PLC (LSE: RNK), where he focused on Grosvenor Casinos and Bingo, a UK-based chain of 53 casinos located in major towns and cities across the UK and 76 bingo clubs located in Belgium, Spain, and the UK. During his time at Grosvenor Casinos and Bingo, Barney focused on delivering interactive digital gaming formats across their retail footprint. He also has extensive FTSE experience working in Executive Chairman and CFO roles in turnaround or high growth sectors and is a former CFO of London’s largest digital [marketing] agency. Barney has a master’s degree in computing science from the University of Aberdeen and was formerly a Scottish Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.
Naila Chowdhury has 25 years of leadership experience in senior management in private, public, and non-profit organizations globally. She is co-founder and former CEO of “Pillar 4 Dignity” that supports and empowers underserved women and girls worldwide who face social and economic challenges. For many years, she actively worked for the economic empowerment of young people through a heavy focus on digital inclusion in technology, and programs to change specific national policies and procedures. Her experience therefore perfectly syncs with action that Lottery.com is taking to fundamentally change how non-profit donors are incentivized to action by gamifying charitable giving. Naila is also a global networker with a proven record of building bridges to foster strategic partnerships. She holds an Executive MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Matthew McGahan, Chairman, Lottery.com, said, “My appointment as Chairman comes at an important inflection point for the Company. We are now seeking to recapitalize and engage in a revitalized growth strategy in a changed business environment. Lottery.Com, Inc. has fine-tuned its management team, who work together with an outstanding, knowledgeable, and self-driven staff dedicated to operations, technology, revenue generation, and legal compliance.”
Naila Chowdhury said, “I am extremely pleased to be working with a tech company that promises to deliver highly responsible and trusted services to its customers. I look forward to driving the Company’s transformation into an ethical and secure workplace and working with the team who has a vision to fulfill it.” Barney Battles added, “I am committed to building and improving our services and enhancing our policies and procedures and financial discipline. I am delighted to join the Board of a forward-thinking, proactive company committed to growth.”
Sohail Quraeshi, CEO, commented, “I would like to welcome all the new directors to the Board, and am delighted at Matthew’s appointment to Chairman. Each of them brings considerable and relevant experience, which will substantially enhance our senior leadership team, compliance, CSR and strategic capability. These appointments are a crucial next step as we complete the turnaround of the business and implement a strategy for future growth.”
About Lottery.com, Inc.
Lottery.com, Inc. is a leading technology company that is transforming how, where and when lotteries are played. Its engaging mobile and online platforms enable players and commercial partners located throughout the United States and other countries to remotely purchase safe and legal lottery games. Lottery participants look to the Company’s website, Lottery.com, for compelling, real-time results on over 800 lottery games from over 40 countries. Additionally, through WinTogether.org, Lottery.com is fundamentally changing how non-profit donors are incentivized to action by gamifying charitable giving. In all that it does, Lottery.com’s mission remains the same: an uncompromising passion to innovate, grow a new demographic of enthusiasts, deliver responsible and trusted solutions, and promote community and philanthropic initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.lottery.com.
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