Onam bumper : 89 pc of printed lottery tickets sold, sales crosses Rs 215 cr

Onam Bumper lottery

Kanhangad: The draw of Onam bumper 2022 is on September 18 and 89.06 per cent of printed lottery tickets were sold as on Tuesday. Of the 60 lakh tickets printed, 53,76,000 tickets are sold. The ticket sales has added Rs 215 crore to government’s kitty.

The revenue from ticket sales in the previous year was Rs 124.5 crore. The number of tickets sold then was 54 lakhs.

If all 60 lakh tickets are sold this year, then the revenue will be Rs 240 crore.

Trends suggest though ticket rate was increased from Rs 300 to Rs 500, sales have not decreased. The prize money (first prize) has doubled from Rs 12 crore to Rs 25 crore.

It is a new chapter in the history of Kerala lotteries as the prize money is the highest amount ever offered by the lottery department.

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