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The inspirational story of Santiago Martin: Martin Lottery Owner

14 Apirl 2021

The inspirational story of Santiago Martin: Martin Lottery Owner

“Inspirational people are those who always look at the bigger picture, think positively, and inspire others!”

Mr. Santiago Martin, the founding chairman of Martin Group of Companies is also known as ‘The Lottery King’, he's a business tycoon who built a colossal business by printing and selling lottery tickets. He had a modest beginning, where he started as a trader and managed to make a huge business empire that expanded across India and beyond.

Before joining the trading world, the Martin Lottery Owner first started his career as a laborer in the Yangon city of Myanmar earning a meager salary to feed his family. Later, he came back to India, where he inaugurated his lottery business in Tamil Nadu in 1988, slowly extending towards Karnataka and Kerala.

He later moved his business to the northeast, where he began to handle government lottery schemes. He established Martin Sikkim Lottery, West Bengal, Punjab, and Maharashtra.

Later, he began to develop his business globally in Bhutan and Nepal, where he had a patent over lottery tickets as he was the sole distributor of them.

In the past, he was also the proprietor of SS Music which had produced the famous Illaignan, which marked M Karunanidhi’s 75th movie as a scriptwriter. He earned a number one position within the lottery business together with his innovative ways, promoting annual growth of approximately 109%, due to which he's mentioned as “Lottery King” of India.

Apart from Martin Lottery Tickets, the Martin Lottery Owner has also established an array of enterprises within the Martin Group of Companies. They not only found presence in India but also abroad, where they established Martin Myanmar and Martin Yangon. Construction, Real Estate, Agro, Textile & Yarns, Building Materials, Hospitality, Visual Media Entertainment, are various services offered by them.

He has also been credited for diverse accomplishments that make him unique and set him aside from his other business competitors. In 2004, he was bequeathed upon a trophy for Excellence in Business, Geneva. In the past, he has also been designated as the “Consul General for the Republic of Liberia”, where he helped in assisting the growing Liberian economy by expanding the lottery industry within the country.

He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Yorker International University, NY in addition to a different equivalent degree from Universita Popolare Degli Studi di Milano, Italy. Mr. Santiago Martin was the recipient of the esteemed Best Lottery Professional Award in 2000 by PGR, USA. He was titled as the President of All India Federation of Lottery Trade and Allied Industries, an association involved in uplifting and providing credibility to the lottery trade in India.

Santiago Martin has also indulged in philanthropic works by establishing the Martin Foundation, a corporation that works for the betterment of the country and its people. The association has supported numerous cities, NGOs, and schools to grow and make opportunities for the scholars to possess a bright future.

Santiago Martin has not only taken the lottery business to a replacement height in India but abroad too.