The Kerala lottery division has made unprecedented beneficial properties within the weekly ticket gross sales within the state overcoming the disaster triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, because the gross sales soar in the previous couple of months. In November 2020, the per-day gross sales reached as much as 1,00,20,00zero tickets.
That is the primary such improve for the reason that weekly ticket worth was hiked to Rs 40, although gross sales have crossed the one crore mark up to now additionally, an official assertion mentioned right here.
The December gross sales figures additionally present that a mean of greater than 90 lakh lottery tickets had been offered each day, it mentioned.
The weekly lottery tickets, which had fortunate attracts all of the seven days every week, had been utterly cancelled for greater than 90 days from March 2020, when the lockdown started.
Since then, the gross sales have elevated from three days every week to 5 days aside from Thursdays and Sundays, it mentioned.
By the point ticket gross sales resumed in September, 46 lakhs tickets had been being printed.
This improve must be seen towards the gross sales in 2015 when solely 50-60 lakhs weekly tickets had been offered per day.
When the lottery ticket gross sales resumed after the lockdown, in an effort to alleviate the monetary hardship confronted by the lottery sellers, coupons value Rs three,500 had been issued to the energetic members registered with the Lottery Welfare Board, it mentioned.
The Lottery division has additionally benefited from a brand new system to detect faux tickets out there, the assertion mentioned.
A cellular app known as ‘Bhagyakeralam’ was developed to scan the QR code on tickets to examine if they’re faux.
The introduction of the QR code system additionally thought-about to be one of many causes for a rise in ticket gross sales, the assertion added.