Kerala is the most popular southern state in India and a favourite tourist destination. Spread over 38,863 km2 it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. It has 14 districts and is 13th largest state in terms of population. With Thiruvananthapuram as its capital the official language is Malayalam.
Kerala is famous for many things and that is why it is a great place to visit. You can find all kinds of spices and herbs here that is why it is number one spice exporter since time immemorial. The main spice being pepper followed by nuts specially cashews and also grows in abundance tea, coffee and coconut. People love to visit Kerala for its backwaters, beaches, Ayurvedic health treatment, wildlife and of its rich green forest.
One more thing that people love here is playing lotteries. Kerala State Lotteries was established in 1967, under the lottery department by the Government of Kerala, the first of its kind in India.
In 1967 all private lotteries were banned and the Government of Kerala started the Kerala State Lotteries. It was because the Government wanted to setup a new department under the Ministry of Finance to provide employment and to supplement the government finance without disturbing the public. It served as a role model for other states in India and then many other states began starting its own lotteries.
Types of Kerala State Lotteries
The Kerala State Lotteries include different types of Lottery Draws with Different Prize structure weekly and few Bumper Lotteries too. The main lotteries are Weekly lottery and Bumper lottery. Weekly lotto is held weekly and bumper is the one where there are lots of prizes with the cost of lottery ticket a bit higher and held on some Indian festive occasion or event. Tickets of all these lotteries can be purchased at any store or with the lottery retailer.
Kerala Weekly Lotteries
Win –Win Lottery
Win Win Lottery is a weekly lottery and can be played by purchasing the lottery ticket at Rs 30 only. Win Win Weekly Lottery draw will be on every Monday where you can get a chance to win first Prize worth Rs. 65 Lakh. There are total eight category of prizes starting from first, second prize up to eighth prize. The total Prize amount of Win Win Weekly Lottery is worth Rs. 8,27,30,000. Total number of Win Win Lottery tickets printing is 63 Lakh and the tickets are printed in seven series. If you wish to purchase many tickets then note that one book of Win Win Lottery tickets will contain twenty five tickets.
Dhanasree can really increase your Dhana as you need to buy this lottery ticket for Rs 40 only to play. This weekly lottery draw will be on every Tuesday with first prize worth Rs. 65 Lakh. There are total seven Category of Prizes starting from first, second prize up to seventh Prize and total 53411 numbers of Prizes. Also total prize amount of Dhanasree Weekly Lottery is worth Rs. 5,10,40,000. Total number of Dhanasree Lottery tickets printing is 30 Lakh and the tickets will be printed in five series. One book of Dhanasree Lottery tickets will contain Twenty tickets.
Akshaya is a weekly draw lottery which can be played with Rs 30 per ticket with draw on every Wednesday. The first Prize of this lottery is worth Rs. 65 Lakh. There are total eight category of prizes starting from first, second prize up to eighth prize and total 80087 numbers of prizes. Also total prize amount of Akshaya Weekly Lottery is worth Rs. 8,32,45,000. Total number of Akshaya Lottery tickets printing is 63 Lakh and the tickets are printed in seven series. If you purchase in bulk then one book of Akshaya Lottery tickets will contain Twenty Five tickets.
Karunya Plus Lottery
Earlier known as Pratheeksha this lottery can be played with one Karunya Plus Lottery Ticket at Rs.50. Karunya Plus Weekly Lottery draw is held on every Thursday with first Prize worth Rs. 1 Crore. There are total eight category of prizes starting from first, second prize up to eighth prize and total 49051 numbers of prizes. Also total prize amount of Karunya Plus Weekly Lottery worth Rs. 6,62,40,000. Total number of Karunya Plus Lottery tickets printing is 35 Lakh and the tickets are printed in five series. One book of Karunya Plus Lottery tickets will contain ten tickets.
Whether your Bhagya shines by playing this lottery or not can be judged when you buy this lotto ticket for Rs. 30 only and play. It is a weekly Lottery draw held on every Friday with first prize worth Rs. 65 Lakh. With total eight category of prizes starting from first, second prize up to eighth prize and total 87017 numbers of prizes. Also total prize amount of Bhagyanidhi Weekly Lottery is worth Rs.8,34,90,000. Total number of Bhagyanidhi Lottery tickets printing is 63 Lakh and the tickets are printed in seven series. One book of Bhagyanidhi Lottery tickets will contain twenty five tickets.
You can play this lotto by Rs 50 per ticket. This is weekly draw lottery held on every Sunday with first prize worth Rs 1 Crore. With total eight category of prizes starting from first, second prize up to eighth prize and total 60011 numbers of prizes. Also total prize amount of Karunya Weekly Lottery is worth Rs.5,51,40,000. Total number of Karunya Lottery tickets printing is 30 Lakh and the tickets are printed in five series. One book of Karunya Lottery tickets will contain ten tickets.
Pournami Lottery Ticket costs Rs.30 to play. This is also a weekly lottery where the draw is held on every Sunday. The first prize of this lottery is worth Rs. 65 Lakh. There are total eight category of prizes starting from first, second prize up to eighth prize and total 85134 numbers of prizes. Also total prize amount of Pournami Weekly Lottery is worth Rs.8,16,70,000. Total number of Pournami Lottery tickets printing is 63 Lakh and the tickets are printed in seven series. One book of Pournami Lottery tickets will contain twenty five tickets.
Kerala Bumper Lotteries
There are many bumper lotteries like Vishu Bumper, Thiruvonam Bumper, Pooja Bumper, X’mas- New Year Bumper, Monsoon Bumper and Summer Bumper. Among these the main two bumpers widely are as below:
Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery
Onam is a major festival celebrated in the state of Kerala and with State holidays on 4 days starting from Onam Eve to the 3rd Onam Day. The festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug – Sep) and marks the commemoration of home-coming of the King M aha bali and to pray to the fifth avtaar(incarnation) of lord Vishnu. In Kerala, it is the festival celebrated with most number of cultural elements and is considered to be a harvest festival. To celebrate this festival Cost Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery is played with ticket costing Rs 200 and the first prize being of Rs 6 crore. Second prize comprises Rs 1 crore for six people. Third prize worth Rs 10 lakh each will be given to 12 persons. The fourth prize worth Rs 5 lakh each will be given to 12 persons. Total ten category of prizes starting from first, second prize up to tenth prize and total 100530 numbers of prizes.
X’mas New Year Bumper Lottery
This lottery is played in Christmas and New Year. The cost of one Christmas New Year Bumper Lottery ticket is Rs. 100 with a first prize of Rs. 3 Crore. Second prize comprises Rs. 10 Lakh for five people. Third prize worth Rs. 2 Lakh each will be given to 5 persons. The fourth prize worth Rs. 1 Lakh each will be given to 45 persons. Total 9 Category of Prizes starting from First Prize, Second Prize up to Ninth Prize and Total 54510 numbers of Prizes.
How to know the results in case you have won Kerala Lottery
Winning is really exciting and if you are one of the lottery players from Kerala and wish to know your result then just visit online at the site of Directorate of Kerala State Lotteries and view the results. Also you can find the draw results from the ticket retailer from where you have bought the lottery ticket or from the daily local newspapers which publish the lottery draw results.
How to claim Kerala Lottery Prize in case you win the lottery
If you win any of the above mentioned lotteries you as the prize winner of a lottery shall surrender the prize winning ticket within 30 days of the draw with all necessary documents. Prizes up to Rs. 1 Lakh may be claimed from the District Lottery Offices concerned. Prize winning tickets above Rs.1 Lakh and up to Rs.20 Lakhs shall be passed for payment by the Deputy Director (Prize) and that above 20 lakhs by the Director.
Prize winning tickets above Rs.1 Lakh shall be surrendered before the Director of State Lotteries after affixing the signature, name and address of the prize winner on the back side of the tickets with the following documents:
- A claim application along with a Photostat copy of both sides of the ticket, self attested.
- Two Passport size photographs of the prize winner duly attested by a Gazetted Officer/Notary.
- A receipt for the prize money in the prescribed form affixing a revenue stamp worth Rs.1/- with full address of the prize winner
- If the prize winner is a minor, Guardianship certificate from a competent authority.
- In case of joint claims, one of the prize winners should be authorized to receive the prize money and a ‘Joint Declaration’ in stamp paper worth Rs. 50/- should be executed.
- Self attested copy of the PAN Card.
- Attested document to prove identity (Attested copy of Ration Card, Driving License, Passport, Election ID Card etc).
Prize amount can also be claimed through Nationalized, Scheduled or Co-Operative banks. The prize winning ticket should be surrendered to the bank with all the above documents, if necessary. The bank should submit the claim to the Director of State Lotteries with the following certificates:
- The letter of Authorization from the prize winner
- The certificate from the receiving bank
- The certificate from the collecting bank
For prize moneys more than Rs. 10,000, income tax at prevailing rate will be deducted and credited into the central government account. As of now, an Income tax of 30% will be deducted for all the prize winning claims exceeding Rs. 10,000/- For the agents prize claims an amount equivalent to 10% of the claim will be deducted as income tax. Presently no surcharge is deducted as per the Income Tax rules.