Top 3 Popular State Lotteries in India

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As we all know that Lottery means of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving prizes to those who purchased the numbers, drawn at random manner. In simple words Lottery is one kind of gambling. Here from all the participants winners are chosen by drawing cards, Combination number system or some other tricky method. Raw gambling is illegal but lottery is not fully illegal in anywhere of this world. The first recorded story of lotteries to offer tickets for sale with prizes in the form of money were held in the Low Countries in the 15th century. There are a number of lotteries that take place in India, all of which are run by State Government organizations. This is a noble step by the government to save the buyers and stop illegal activities.

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Punjab State Lotteries

Punjab State Lotterie’s Directorate was established in the year of 1968 as a section of the Finance Department of the Punjab. So it is the official lottery of the Punjab Government. They provide clean and transparent lottery process to the lottery-playing citizens. The Punjab State Lotteries are conducted under the provisions of the Lotteries (Regulations) Act, 1998, the Lotteries (Regulation) Rules, 2010 and the Punjab State Lotteries Rules, 1998. Punjab State Lottery Rakhi Bumper of 2016 is Out Now For Sale.

Rajasthan State Lotteries

However, there are some gambling restrictions in India, legislation for lotteries and gambling in general is set by each individual state and there are many states, which allow people to play lotteries both online. The small savings department of Rajasthan runs lottery.

West Bengal Lotteries

With the provision of the Lottery Regulation Act of 1998 and West Bengal State Lottery Rules, 1968 Lottery in West Bengal is organized by the state. The state government amended the law in 2011 which mandated lottery organizers to pay as much as RS. 113000 (approx) for each draw and around Rs 567000 (approx) for bumper draws. The law was meant to prevent unauthorized lotteries from flourishing in the state and also enrich its exchequer. The decision to increase taxes was made since a court ruling prevented the state government from banning online and daily lotteries completely. The state sponsored Banglakshmi draw is held twice a month while there are several bumper draws that come during important festivals such Diwali, New Year, and Rath. Other state lotteries like Kerala Lottery, Maharashtra lottery, Tripura lottery is also very popular in India.