Kerala Lottery ticket sale rises to 90 lakh per day


The weekly lottery tickets which used to draw on all seven days of the week were cancelled for over 90 days since March 2020 after lockdown was imposed. Later, the draw was scheduled on three days a week and then five days except for Thursdays and Sundays.

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Kottayam: Kerala Lotteries have overcome the financial trouble caused by COVID crisis. It was known in the survey taken till the last week of 2020 that the Directorate of Kerala State Lotteries sells upto 90 lakh lottery tickets per day.

In November, a total of 1,20,000 tickets were sold per day creating a record. At present, the state government earns about Rs 30 crore per day through lottery sales. When the ticket price was fixed as Rs 40, the sales increased. Five draws take place per week now.

The weekly lottery tickets which used to be drawn on all seven days of the week were cancelled for over 90 days since March 2020 after lockdown was imposed. Later, the draw was scheduled on three days a week and then five days except Thursdays and Sundays.

When the ticket sales resumed in September 2020, 46 lakh tickets were printed. This has been doubled now. Lottery sub officers were opened in 18 new places and the sale of fake tickets was stopped and this also helped increase the income.

A mobile app named ‘Bhagyakeralam’ was prepared to check if the lottery is genuine. The users can scan the QR code on the ticket using the app. The tickets designed with the technical assistance of C-DIT have seven types of security features.

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