Kerala State Lotteries

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Kerala State Lotteries
TypeOperated under Taxes Department, Government of Kerala
Area served
A Kerala State Lottery agency
Kerala Lottery being sold by a cycle ridden seller

Kerala State Lotteries is a lottery programme run by the Government of Kerala. Established in 1967, under the lottery department of the Government of Kerala, it is the first of its kind in India.

In 1967 all private lotteries were banned and the Government of Kerala started the Kerala State Lotteries. The idea behind the setup of the new department was from the then Finance Minister of the state, '''P. K. Kunju Sahib'''. The objectives of starting the programme were to provide employment to people and supplement government finance without disturbing the public.[1]

The department soon became a model for other states in India. Soon many other states jumped into the bandwagon by starting their own lotteries.[2] However, lottery is currently allowed in only 13 different states in India. They were legalized again in 1998.[3]

"Karunya" Weekly Lottery of Kerala State Lotteries

The department now has around 465 employees under its Directorate located at Vikas Bhavan at Thiruvananthapuram, 14 District Offices and a Regional Deputy Directorate at Ernakulam. The department which was initially under the Department of Finance was later brought under the Taxes Department.

The Kerala State Lotteries included different types of Lottery Draws with Different Prize structure weekly and few Bumper Lotteries too. Here we have listed all the different types of Kerala Lottery results with their respective release date.

Types of weekly Kerala Lotteries[edit]

There are seven weekly lotteries conducted by the Kerala State Lottery Department now. The draw is conducted at 3:00 PM every day at Sree Chithira Home Auditorium, Pazhavangadi, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram.

Kerala State Weekly Lotteries
No Lottery MRP (INR) 'MRP Per book' First Prize (INR) Day of Draw
1 Pournami 40/- 750/- 80,00,000/- Sunday
2 Win Win 40/- 750/- 75,00,000/- Monday
3 Sthree Sakthi 40/- 750/- 75,00,000/- Tuesday
4 Akshaya 40/- 750/- 70,00,000/- Wednesday
5 Karunya Plus 40/- 750/- 80,00,000/- Thursday
6 Nirmal 40/- 750/- 70,00,000/- Friday
7 Karunya 50/- 1250/- 80,00,000/- Saturday

In addition to the weekly lotteries listed above, Kerala State runs several seasonal 'bumper' lotteries: Xmas, Summer, Vishu, Monsoon, Thiruvonam and Pooja.

Kerala State Bumper Lotteries
Lottery Draw Month First Prize


Christmas New Year Bumper January 12 Crore
Summer Bumper March 6 Crore
Vishu Bumper May 6 Crore
Monsoon Bumper July 6 Crore
Thiruvonam Bumper September 12 Crore
Pooja Bumper November 6 Crore

Kerala State Lottery Draw Result[edit]

Kerala lottery draws for each weekly lottery are conducted at 3.00 pm on the draw date. The lottery department publishes the lottery draw result on the official website of Kerala lotteries on the same day. The Kerala lottery results are also published in the Kerala Government Gazette. The prize winners would have to verify the winning numbers with the result published in the Gazette and surrender the lottery ticket within 30 days of the draw date.

Benefits of the Lottery[edit]

There are several benefits connected to the Kerala State Lottery. The GST received from the sale of lottery tickets has helped support several welfare schemes in Kerala.

One of these is the Karunya scheme that provides financial support to citizens of the state that can not afford their medical bills. Since its inception it has helped more than 27,000 citizens.[4] The scheme focuses primarily on providing financial assistance to the poor people of Kerala suffering from serious ailments like Cancer, Haemophilia, Kidney and Heart diseases and for Palliative Care.[5]


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  2. ^ "Government Fails To Create Job Opportunities". Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  3. ^ "In which states of India is the lottery legal?". Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  4. ^ "When will Indian lotteries move online? By CIOReview Team". Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Karunya Benevolent Fund Scheme - Government of Kerala, India". Retrieved 7 December 2019.