Kerala Lotteries Review

Established on September 1, 1967, Kerala Lotteries grew fast to become the leading provider of Indian lottery games. Just like other lotteries around the world, Kerala Lotteries were founded with the objective to raise funds to help in the development of the State of Kerala as well as to register its presence in the Indian lottery playing field so as to control illegal operations in lottery games.

Both Kerala Lotteries and the Indian lotto games they offer are under the jurisdiction of Kerala Department of Taxes.

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Games Offered by Kerala Lotteries

The first game under Kerala Lotteries was launched on November 1, 1967, with a top prize of Rs. 50,000. The cost per play was set at Rs. 1 and the drawing took place on January 26, 1968. From these somewhat humble beginnings, Kerala Lotteries have grown immensely from one lottery game every one or two months to an exciting 7 weekly Indian lotto games, 6 Bumper Indian lotto games, and 2 Bi-Weekly games.

It is now possible to play the Indian lottery online through Kerala Lotteries thanks to its online lottery ticket sales network. Every week, Kerala Lotteries gives away lakhs of prizes and this has encouraged lots of other states in India to start their own lottery games. The retail agents forming the Kerala Lotteries network are about 35,000 in number.

The games offered by Kerala Lotteries include:

Weekly India Lotto Games

  • Periyar
  • Mega Win
  • Win Win
  • Chaithanya
  • Sun Fun
  • Kairali
  • Soubhagya

Bi-Weekly Games

  • Kanakathara
  • Twenty 50

Bumper Lottery Games

  • Pooja
  • Monsoon
  • Thiruvonum
  • Vishu
  • Sabari
  • Xmas/New Year

All the above games can be played online. For the weekly games, tickets are priced at Rs. 10 and Rs. 20, the Bi-Weekly games cost Rs. 20 while the Bumper ticket costs are between Rs. 50 and Rs. 100.

How Kerala Lotteries Games Work

The tickets you buy for the respective games come pre-printed with numbers starting from 100,000 and each ticket also has a two-letter alphabetic code. The first letter of the alphabetic code helps denote the particular Indian lotto game and the second letter refers to the series. For instance, if your ticket comes with the code KL, K stands for Kairali lottery while L denotes the series of the particular ticket.

The Token Drums

There are 7 drums in 7 separate colors used to make the Kerala Lotteries draw. The first drum is for ticket series drawing while the rest (6 drums) represent numbers from lakhs place value to ones (units). During the drawing, a closed purse bearing tokens with the series code is put into the first drum. The second drum bears a closed purse with tokens for the number of lakhs applicable to the particular draw. This is for determining the lakhs place value.

The remaining 5 drums have purses that contain tokens that are numbered from 1 to 9. When these drums are set, the drawing can now take place.

The Drawing

The drums are first mixed and then a token is taken from the first drum which marks the series and thereafter a token is picked from the remaining drums, which are then arranged to the right of the series code thereby producing an alphanumeric code that becomes the winning number.

If the lottery number drawn relates to a lottery ticket that has not as yet been sold, there will be a repeat of the draw until the prize goes to a ticket that was sold.

With authorized lottery ticket sales companies, the uptake of lottery in India is progressing quite well. People from around the world can buy their tickets online and participate in Kerala Lotteries without physically being present in India.

Who Can Play Kerala Lotteries?

Just like the other major lottery games in the world, Kerala Lotteries games are open to all people around the world irrespective of where they live. Initially, the games were only open to citizens living in India and the state of Kerala in particular. The opening up of the lotteries has greatly enhanced the level of participation as many people can freely take part and win prizes.

Transparency and Integrity

The lottery is a game of chance, transparency is important so that every person participating can get a fair chance of winning. Kerala Lotteries undertake their draws in different locations within the state, to enhance integrity and transparency. If you want to find out the exact locations where the draws are taking place, you can confirm with the lottery agents or the media.

As for the results, they are normally published online as well as in daily newspapers. You can also confirm from your Kerala Lotteries retail agent the day after the draw.

The Odds of Winning Kerala Lotteries

When you play Kerala Lotteries whether online or through an authorized agent, you can win substantial prizes depending on the game. The following is a breakdown of the jackpot prizes per game.

Weekly India Lotto Games

  • Periyar – A jackpot of Rs. 2,000,000
  • Mega Win – A jackpot of Rs. 3,000,000 and 100 Sovereign
  • Win Win– A jackpot of Rs. 4,000,000 and 50 Sovereign
  • Chaithanya – A jackpot of Rs. 1,000,000
  • Sun Fun – A jackpot of Rs. 2,100,000
  • Kairali– A jackpot of Rs. 2,000,000
  • Soubhagya– A jackpot of Rs. 2,000,000

Biweekly Games

  • Kanakathara– A jackpot of 201 Sovereign which is 99.9% pure gold
  • Twenty 50– A jackpot of Rs. 5,000,000

Bumper Lottery Games

  • Pooja – A jackpot of Rs. 20,000,000
  • Monsoon – A jackpot of Rs. 20,000,000
  • Thiruvonum – A jackpot of Rs. 20,000,000 and 200 Sovereign
  • Sabari– A jackpot of Rs. 10,000,000

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Kerala Lotteries Prize Breakdown

If you are a lucky winner in any of the Kerala Lotteries games, you will be paid your winnings as a cash lump sum. This is irrespective of whether you play through a retailer or online.

The first step upon realizing that you have won a prize is to submit your claim within 30 days after the draw has taken place. When this time expires, the claim becomes invalid.

Prizes of up to 1 Lakh can be claimed at any of the District Lottery Offices. Any prize above 1 Lakh should be claimed from the Director of State Lotteries. Apart from these two avenues, you can claim your prize through Scheduled, Nationalized, or Cooperative Banks which in turn submit the claim to the Director of State Lotteries.

The monies spent on Kerala Lotteries go a long way in helping the State of Kerala and the people therein. Some of the tangible developments this money goes into include the building of bridges, roads, hospitals, schools and many other social courses in Kerala.

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