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Rohit Parmar Last Updated by on September 29, 2022

Government Lottery in India

Indian people have a solid relation to the lottery, and most Indians play this exciting game of chance almost daily in one of the many government-run lotteries in this country. Today we’ll discuss the options Indians have regarding physical lotteries (state-run ones that require physical tickets) and the online lotteries that Indian players can enjoy.

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13 Legal States of Approved Government Lotteries in India 

Of all the 28 states and 8 union territories, only 13 have legalized lottery and have government-run lotteries. Although per Federal Law, gambling is considered illegal, there is a special law that pertains to lotteries – the Lotteries (Regulation) Act 1998 that allows every state to put its own law regarding the lottery.

The states where the lottery is legal in India are:

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh

Assam

Assam

Goa

Goa

Kerala

Kerala

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Manipur

Manipur

Meghalaya

Meghalaya

Mizoram

Mizoram

Nagaland

Nagaland

Punjab

Punjab

Sikkim

Sikkim

West Bengal

West Bengal

All of these states have land-based lotteries that are paper-based, meaning to play, you will have to purchase a physical ticket.

13 State-Run Lotteries In India

Arunachal Pradesh

The Arunachal Pradesh State Lotteries have seven weekly draws; each day has three daily draws, one at 10.55 AM (Morning), 3 PM (Noon), and 7 PM (Evening), and the price of each ticket is ₹6.

Day Draw Ticket Price Draw Times Jackpot
Monday Singam Stack ₹6

10.55 AM

3 PM

7 PM

₹26.03 Lakh
Tuesday Singam Volcano ₹6

10.55 AM

3 PM

7 PM

₹26.03 Lakh
Wednesday Singam Peak ₹6

10.55 AM

3 PM

7 PM

₹26.03 Lakh
Thursday Singam Summit ₹6

10.55 AM

3 PM

7 PM

₹26.03 Lakh
Friday Singam Pinnacle ₹6

10.55 AM

3 PM

7 PM

₹26.03 Lakh
Saturday Singam Cliff ₹6

10.55 AM

3 PM

7 PM

₹26.03 Lakh
Sunday Singam Heap ₹6

10.55 AM

3 PM

7 PM

₹26.03 Lakh

There are six prize tiers. The highest prize is ₹26.03 Lakh, and the lowest is ₹120. To win the main prize, you must match all 8 numbers and letters on the lottery ticket correctly. To get the consolation prize, you must match all five numbers in the second part of the number combination on the ticket in the exact order. To get the lowest prize, you must match any combination of 4 numbers in the exact order specified by the Arunachal Pradesh State Lottery.

Assam

The Assam State Lottery, also known as the Bodoland Lottery, requires you to purchase a paper ticket to play. There are ten Assam Series and three Special series that run daily. The ten Assam series have different draws that run daily, which we’ve covered in the table below:

Day Future
12 PM
Singam
5 PM
Kuil
8 PM
Swarnalaxmi
3 PM
Vishnu
12 PM
Kumaran
12 PM
Nalla Neram
7 PM
Thangam
7 PM
Deer
8 PM
Rosa
8 PM
Monday Sincere Yellow Silver Pearl Sun Sun Luck Luck Royal Royal
Tuesday Faithful Red Diamond Coral Moon Moon Chance Chance Super Super
Wednesday Kind Green Gold Emerald Star Star Fortune Fortune Pearl Pearl
Thursday Gentle Black Platinum Silver Fire Fire Game Game Platinum Platinum
Friday Tender Blue Best Diamond Storm Storm Charm Charm Gold Gold
Saturday Good Pink King Gold Wave Wave Skill Skill Diamond Diamond
Sunday Loving White Super Ruby Thunder Thunder Effort Effort Silver Silver

The tickets have varying prices depending on the draw; the tickets cost ₹2 for the Assam Singam, Kuli, Swarnalaxmi, Vishnu, Kumaran, Rosa, and Nallaneram; the tickets cost ₹6 for the Assam Thangam, and Deer draws, and the tickets cost ₹7 for the Assam Future Series. Each draw has six prize tiers; the top prize is ₹1 Lakh, while the lowest win is ₹50.

Goa

The Goa State Lottery was established in 1995, and now has paper lottery tickets. Goa has five lottery series on a weekly and monthly basis. The tables below better explain the lottery possibilities in Goa:

Day Labh Laxmi 6 PM Rajshree 2 PM, 4.40 PM, and 8 PM Golden Laxmi 7.45 PM Rajshree 10 5.40 PM
Monday Aries Som Earth Som
Tuesday Taurus Mangal Sun Mangal
Wednesday Gemini Budh Moon Budh
Thursday Cancer Guru Jupiter Guru
Friday Leo Shukra Mars Shukra
Saturday Virgo Shani Mercury Shani
Sunday Libra Ravi Venus Ravi

The prices for the tickets vary, as do the lottery prizes. The Golden Series tickets cost ₹10 with a ₹10K top prize and ₹125 lowest prize. The Rajshree ticket price is ₹6, the main prize is ₹10K, and the lowest is ₹120. The Rajshree 10 ticket price is ₹10, the top prize is ₹10K, and the lowest prize is ₹270. The Labhlaxmi tickets cost ₹10, with a top prize of ₹10K, and the lowest prize is ₹100.

Apart from these, the Goa State Lottery runs monthly, and bumper draws for special holidays and events. For example, the Golden Series has monthly draws

Monthly Draw Day Ticket price Prize tiers Jackpot
Gudi Padwa Baisakhi 20 3rd Tuesday of every month ₹20 10 ₹20 Lakh
Gudi Padwa Baisakhi 50 4th Tuesday of every month ₹50 10 ₹10 Lakh

Kerala

The Kerala State Lottery is the oldest government-run lottery in India, and it runs six weekly draws, one on the last Sunday of the month, and other yearly bumper draws.

Day Lottery Draw Draw Times Ticket Price Jackpot
Monday Win-Win

2.30 PM

5.30 PM

₹6 ₹65 Lakh
Tuesday Sthree Sakthi

2.30 PM

5.30 PM

₹6 ₹65 Lakh
Wednesday Akshaya

2.30 PM

5.30 PM

₹6 ₹65 Lakh
Thursday Karunya Plus

2.30 PM

5.30 PM

₹6 ₹80 Lakh – 1 Crore
Friday Nirmal

2.30 PM

5.30 PM

₹6 ₹65 Lakh
Saturday Karunya

2.30 PM

5.30 PM

₹6 ₹80 Lakh – ₹1 Crore
Sunday Pournami

2.30 PM

5.30 PM

₹6 ₹1 Crore

The bumper lotteries in Kerala take place four times a year:

Draw Lottery Ticket Price Jackpot
January Christmas New Year Bumper Lottery ₹100 ₹12 Crore
March Summer Bumper Lottery ₹150 ₹6 Crore
July Monsoon Bumper Lottery ₹200 ₹5 Crore
November Pooja Bumper Lottery ₹100 ₹5 Crore

Madhya Pradesh

The state government of Madhya Pradesh legalized the lottery in August 2021. Since the lottery has become legal in the past year, there has not been a government-organized lottery draw yet, but a state-run paper lottery is expected to be available very soon. We’ll keep you updated on any possible changes.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra has several lottery draws that run every day except for Sunday and the national holidays. The prizes are appealing, and here is a schedule of the weekly draws:

Day Lottery Draw Ticket Price Draw Time Jackpot
Monday Sagar Lakshmi ₹50 4.15 PM ₹7 Lakh
Tuesday Padmini ₹50 4.15 PM ₹7 Lakh
Wednesday Akshay ₹50 4.15 PM ₹7 Lakh
Thursday Akarshak Pushkaraj ₹50 4.15 PM ₹7 Lakh
Friday Vaibhav Lakshmi ₹50 4.15 PM ₹7 Lakh
Saturday Maharashtra Lakshmi ₹50 4.15 PM ₹7 Lakh

Apart from these, there are four weekly Mini Draws that run four times a week:

Day Lottery Draw Ticket Price Draw Time Jackpot
Monday Diamond Mini ₹10

3 PM

5.15 PM

₹1 Lakh – ₹2 Lakh
Wednesday Platinum Mini ₹10

3 PM

5.15 PM

₹1 Lakh – ₹2 Lakh
Thursday Gold Mini ₹10

3 PM

5.15 PM

₹1 Lakh – ₹2 Lakh
Saturday Silver Mini ₹10

3 PM

5.15 PM

₹1 Lakh – ₹2 Lakh

Besides the daily draws, the Maharashtra State Lottery also has Special Draws known as Lottery Bonanza. The tickets are more expensive and cost from ₹25 to ₹1,000, and the maximum jackpot is ₹1 Crore.

  • Maharashtra Gudi Padwa Bumper – April (4:30 PM)
  • Rashi Samruddhi – October (4 PM)
  • Maharashtra Super 100 – October (3:30 PM)
  • Maharashtra Super 500 – October (3:30 PM)
  • Maharashtra Super 1000 – October (3:30 PM)
  • Maharashtra Dasara Bumper – October (3:30 PM)
  • Maharashtra Diwali Bumper – November (3 PM)

Manipur

The Manipur government has a Directorate of Lotteries that organizes four daily draws, seven days a week.

Day Lottery Draw Draw Times Ticket Price Jackpot
Monday

Tagetes Morning

Foxglove Day

Candytuft Evening

Badger Night

11.55 AM

4 PM

7 PM

9 PM

₹6 ₹27 Lakh
Tuesday

Helenium Morning

Wedelia Day

Kalmia Evening

Lizard Night

11.55 AM

4 PM

7 PM

9 PM

₹6 ₹27 Lakh
Wednesday

Anemone Morning

Sedum Day

Dahlia Evening

Otter Night

11.55 AM

4 PM

7 PM

9 PM

₹6 ₹27 Lakh
Thursday

Gerbera Morning

Echium Day

Ursinia Evening

Otter Night

11.55 AM

4 PM

7 PM

9 PM

₹6 ₹27 Lakh
Friday

Verbena Morning

Nepeta Day

Nemesia Evening

Seagull Night

11.55 AM

4 PM

7 PM

9 PM

₹6 ₹27 Lakh
Saturday

Alyssum Morning

Honesty Day

Freesia Evening

Walrus Night

11.55 AM

4 PM

7 PM

9 PM

₹6 ₹27 Lakh
Sunday

Begonia Morning

Vinca Day

Flumeia Evening

Turtle Night

11.55 AM

4 PM

7 PM

9 PM

₹6 ₹27 Lakh

Meghalaya

Meghalaya has a state-run lottery draw, the Future Daily Lottery, which takes time three times a day, seven days a week. There are no additional draws or bumper draws, and the price per ticket is the same for every daily draw:

Day Lottery Draw Draw Times Ticket Price Jackpot
Monday Stream

11.55 AM

4.30 PM

6.30 PM

₹6 ₹29 Lakh
Tuesday Torrent

11.55 AM

4.30 PM

6.30 PM

₹6 ₹29 Lakh
Wednesday Flush

11.55 AM

4.30 PM

6.30 PM

₹6 ₹29 Lakh
Thursday Cascade

11.55 AM

4.30 PM

6.30 PM

₹6 ₹29 Lakh
Friday Drought

11.55 AM

4.30 PM

6.30 PM

₹6 ₹29 Lakh
Saturday Inlet

11.55 AM

4.30 PM

6.30 PM

₹6 ₹29 Lakh
Sunday Brook

11.55 AM

4.30 PM

6.30 PM

₹6 ₹29 Lakh

Mizoram

The Government of Mizoram has a lottery department, the Institutional Finance and State Lottery, that runs 14 weekly, monthly, and yearly draws.

Day Draw Draw Time Ticket Price Jackpot
Monday Rajshree Magic 50 5 PM ₹50 ₹5.75 Lakh
Wednesday Rajshree Magic 100 5 PM ₹100 ₹6 Lakh
Thursday Rajshree Magic 50 Guru 5 PM ₹50 ₹5.75 Lakh
Saturday Rajshree Magic 30 5 PM ₹30 ₹2.5 Lakh
Sunday Rajshree Magic 20 5 PM ₹20 ₹1.5 Lakh

Tuesdays and Fridays are reserved for the monthly draws, each having a differently-priced ticket and prizes. The yearly draw is the Rajshree Basant Panchami in January or February. The draw is at 2 PM, the ticket is ₹250, and the jackpot is ₹10 Lakh.

Nagaland

The Directorate of Nagaland State Lotteries organizes Nagaland’s lottery draw, which runs three daily draws. Their names are different, but the ticket price and the jackpots are the same:

Day Draw Draw Time Ticket Price Jackpot
Monday

Dear Ganga Morning

Dear Sun Day

Dear Flamingo Evening

1 PM

4 PM

8 PM

₹6 ₹1 Crore
Tuesday

Dear Teesta Morning

Dear Moon Day

Dear Parrot Evening

1 PM

4 PM

8 PM

₹6 ₹1 Crore
Wednesday

Dear Torsa Morning

Dear Mercury Day

Dear Eagle Evening

1 PM

4 PM

8 PM

₹6 ₹1 Crore
Thursday

Dear Padma Morning

Dear Venus Day

Dear Falcon Evening

1 PM

4 PM

8 PM

₹6 ₹1 Crore
Friday

Dear Hooghly Morning

Dear Earth Day

Dear Vulture Evening

1 PM

4 PM

8 PM

₹6 ₹1 Crore
Saturday

Dear Kosai Morning

Dear Mars Day

Dear Ostrich Evening

1 PM

4 PM

8 PM

₹6 ₹1 Crore
Sunday

Dear Damodar Morning

Dear Jupiter Day

Dear Hawk Evening

1 PM

4 PM

8 PM

₹6 ₹1 Crore

At this time, Nagaland’s lottery has one Bumper lottery draw, the Dear Durga Puja Bumper, held in October, where the jackpot is ₹5 Crore, and the ticket price is ₹2,000.

Punjab

The Punjab Lottery is very popular and has plenty of weekly, monthly, and yearly draws. The table below summarizes the Punjab lottery draws, with ticket prices and jackpots:

Day Draw Ticket Price Draw Time Jackpot
Monday Dear 100 ₹100 8 PM ₹23 Lakh
Tuesday Dear 50 ₹50 4.30 PM ₹20 Lakh
Wednesday Dear 100 ₹100 8 PM ₹20 Lakh
Thursday Dear 20 ₹20 4.30 PM ₹13 Lakh
Friday Dear 100 ₹100 8 PM ₹1 Crore
1st Saturday

2nd Saturday

3rd Saturday

5th Saturday

Dear 250

Dear 500

Dear 1000

Dear 2000

₹250

₹500

₹1000

₹2000

8 PM ₹5 Crore
Sunday Dear 200 ₹200 8 PM ₹53 Lakh

Punjab also has bumper lottery draws on special occasions:

  • Dear New Year Lohri Bumper –New Year/Lohri (January) with a jackpot of ₹2.5 Crore
  • Dear Rakhi Bumper –Raksha Bandhan (August)  with a jackpot of ₹1.5 Crore
  • Dear Diwali Bumper –Diwali (October/November) with a jackpot of ₹1.5 Crore

Sikkim

The Sikkim State Lottery has a paper-based lottery draw, the Dear Labhlaxmi draw, every day at 6 PM. The names of each draw are after a precious stone or metal, but the prices for each draw are the same, as is the jackpot.

Day Draw Ticket Price Draw Time Jackpot
Monday Platinum ₹10 6 PM ₹10 Lakh
Tuesday Gold ₹10 6 PM ₹10 Lakh
Wednesday Silver ₹10 6 PM ₹10 Lakh
Thursday Topaz ₹10 6 PM ₹10 Lakh
Friday Emerald ₹10 6 PM ₹10 Lakh
Saturday Ruby ₹10 6 PM ₹10 Lakh
Sunday Sapphire ₹10 6 PM ₹10 Lakh

West Bengal

The Indian state of West Bengal has legalized lotteries, and there were regular draws until 2019. Without state-run lottery draws, the lottery draws from Samabad and Nagaland are very popular here.

Lottery Sambad

Lottery Sambad is a lottery game that is available across multiple states in India. The lottery has a daily jackpot of ₹1 Crore, and has three daily draws at 1 PM, 4 PM, and 8 PM. The draws are held at the Nagaland State Lotteries; and it is legal in Maharashtra, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, and West Bengal. Because of the fixed jackpot, the Sambad Lottery is also referred to as the Dear 1 Crore Lottery.

Day 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM Ticket Price Jackpot
Monday Dear Ganga Morning DearSun Monday Dear Flamingo Evening ₹10 ₹1 Crore
Tuesday Dear Teesta Morning Dear Moon Tuesday Dear Parrot Evening ₹10 ₹1 Crore
Wednesday Dear Torsa Morning Dear Mercury Wednesday Dear Eagle Evening ₹10 ₹1 Crore
Thursday Dear Padma Morning Dear Venus Thursday Dear Falcon Evening ₹10 ₹1 Crore
Friday Dear Hooghly Morning Dear Earth Friday Dear Vulture Evening ₹10 ₹1 Crore
Saturday Dear Kosai Morning Dear Mars Saturday Dear Ostrich Evening ₹10 ₹1 Crore
Sunday Dear Damodar Morning Dear Jupiter Sunday Dear Hawk Evening ₹10 ₹1 Crore

Is Online Lottery Legal in India?

The federal law in India states that every state has the option to legalize or ban lottery draws. Since the lottery is considered a game of chance and is regulated by the Lotteries (Regulation) Act 1998, it comes down to the state government’s decision. Still, this pertains to land-based lotteries with physical tickets.

When it comes to online lotteries, the situation is not as straightforward. Namely, online lotteries are available in India, but the legal aspect differs per state. There are national lotteries like Lotto India, a privately-owned, online-only game available to Indians and people from everywhere.

Also, when it comes to online lotteries in India, international lotteries are available to Indian players. For example, Indian players can use one of the many online lotto apps and access some of the most notable international lotteries.

There are some stipulations, though. For example, to be safe, the online lottery should not be registered in India; it should accept deposits in Indian Rupees and have some of the Indian-preferred payment methods.

International Online Lotteries Available in India

As we noted, international lotteries are available to Indian players, which are available online via appropriate lottery apps or even on official websites. For example, Indian players can use the lottery apps like Lotto247, The Lotter or LottoAgent, to name a few, and get instant access to a wide variety of international lotteries.

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When we talk about international lotteries, we need to outline that using the lotto apps, Indian players can access US Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto India, Euro Millions, Australia Saturday Lotto, and many others.

Government-Approved Online Lottery in India in 2022

Legally speaking, there is no online lottery in India that the government approves. As of August 2022, all government lotteries in India are paper-based, and you must purchase physical tickets from local vendors.

However, the government does not explicitly allow or ban the various international online lotteries that accept players from India. Another option for the online lottery are the numerous online casino websites that accept players from India and have lottery draws on their offer.

Government Lottery Games

Regarding government lottery games, the 13 Indian states that have legalized lotteries provide plenty of choices for their residents. Some states have more weekly draws, while others have one or even none. Still, we’ve consolidated all the Indian government lotteries in one table for you:

Government Lottery Weekly Draws Bumper Draws Jackpot
Arunachal Pradesh State Lottery 21 0 ₹26.03 Lakh
Assam State Lottery (Bodoland Lottery) 70 0 ₹1 Lakh
Goa State Lottery 42 2 ₹20 Lakh
Kerala State Lottery 14 4 ₹12 Crore
Madhya Pradesh State Lottery 0 0 N/A
Maharashtra State Lottery 10 7 ₹1 Crore
Manipur State Lottery (Directorate of Lotteries) 28 0 ₹27 Lakh
Meghalaya State Lottery 21 0 ₹29 Lakh
Mizoram State Lottery (Institutional Finance and State Lottery) 14 1 ₹10 Lakh
Nagaland State Lottery (Directorate of Nagaland State Lotteries) 21 1 ₹5 Crore
Punjab State Lottery 10 3 ₹2.5 Crore
Sikkim State Lottery 7 0 ₹10 Lakh
West Bengal State Lottery (Sambad Lottery) 21 N/A ₹1 Crore

How to Buy Government Tickets

When looking to buy government lottery tickets in India, the task is more complex than other popular globally-available lotteries, as all the government-run lotteries are paper-based because no governmental lottery has received federal approval to offer its services online. It means you can’t actually purchase a ticket online and participate in one of the government lotteries in India.

So to participate in an Indian government lottery, you can only buy paper tickets sold at street vendors across the Indian states where the lottery is legal. To buy a lottery ticket to a government lottery in India, you should follow these steps:

  • Check if your state allows lottery and what are the available lottery draws
  • Select a draw you wish to participate in
  • Visit the authorized lottery seller or street vendor to purchase your paper ticket
  • Sign your ticket with your name and address, and wait for the draw

To check if you are the winner, you can check the state lottery’s official website and see the results. If you don’t have immediate access to the website, you can check the local daily news channels for the lottery results.

Suppose you live in an Indian state where the lottery is not allowed, but you still want to play. In that case, you have a choice to join one of the many online lottery sites that let you participate in one of the many globally-famous international lotteries. To do this, you will need to:

  • Select and sign up for an online lottery website
  • Select your preferred lottery draw
  • Pick your numbers and purchase your ticket
  • Wait for the draw!

What Indian States Have Banned Lotteries?

As we noted above, the Indian Federal Law regarding lotteries allows each state to impose regulations on allowing or forbidding lotteries. Of the 36 Indian states and territories, only 13 have legalized the lottery, and the remaining 23 have banned lotteries. Thus, people from the following Indian states and territories don’t have legal government-run lotteries:

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Bihar
  4. Chandigarh
  5. Chhattisgarh
  6. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
  7. Delhi
  8. Gujarat
  9. Haryana
  10. Himachal Pradesh
  11. Jammu and Kashmir
  12. Jharkhand
  13. Karnataka
  14. Ladakh
  15. Lakshadweep
  16. Odisha
  17. Puducherry
  18. Rajasthan
  19. Tamil Nadu
  20. Telangana
  21. Tripura
  22. Uttar Pradesh
  23. Uttarakhand

State Lottery Alternatives to Play Online

All the government-supported lotteries in India are land-based, and there are no official online lotteries in India that one can play. However, there is an option for playing some of the land-based lotteries via online means.

Namely, there are lottery websites that let you fill out and purchase tickets from select lotteries, and their employees purchase the physical tickets for you for a small fee. It is the only way to play a land-based government lottery in India online.

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Online Lottery Apps in India

We mentioned online lottery apps above; let’s discuss these here. The various lottery apps are online services that allow you to access some of the world’s most famous lotteries with some of the biggest prizes.

There are different lottery apps, but in this context, we’ll talk about the lottery apps that let you buy tickets online. These apps, like TheLotter, for example, are optimized for mobile use, and you can use them anytime, anywhere. You must register at the app, pick a lottery from the available ones, and enter the number of tickets.

The employees will purchase the physical ticket, and you will receive a scanned copy of your ticket you’ll save to your account. You can check the numbers, but the app will automatically notify you of any possible winnings.

Many of these lottery apps fulfill all the legal requirements and are allowed in India, accept deposits in Indian Rupees, and have many favorite deposit methods. Thus Indian lottery enthusiasts can take advantage of these and play any lottery they want.

Final Thoughts

The lottery is very popular in India, and many people regularly participate in this game. 13 Indian states have legalized it and have state-run lotteries with a different number of schemes and appealing prizes; the other 23 Indian states have bans on lottery. Most Indian government-run lotteries have affordable tickets and regular draws to make it appealing for many to play.

Still, the lack of online playing options needs improvement, mainly because cross-state ticket sales are not allowed. That is where the online lottery apps come in; they offer Indian players the chance to play dozens of online lotteries worldwide and get plenty of winning chances.

FAQs

Is the lottery legal in India?

The government-run lottery is legal in 13 Indian states, while the rest of the country has banned the lottery. The 13 states where a lottery is legal all have state-run lottery draws, one of the most lucrative ways the states make money.

Can you play a government lottery game online in India?

The government lotteries in India are all land-based, and the tickets are available as paper tickets only. Still, some online lottery apps that accept players from India provide the service of purchasing actual paper tickets for a fee, providing the option to play government lottery games in India online.

Is there a government-approved online lottery in India?

Unfortunately, at this time, there is no government-approved online lottery in India.

Do I have to pay taxes on my lottery win in India?

Yes, you must pay taxes on your lottery winnings in India, and the country has a flat 31.2% tax on all lottery wins. The tax deduction is irrespective of whether the winnings are in government or international lotteries. Learn more about tax on lottery winnings here.

Can I play an online lottery in India for free?

No, you can’t play the government lotteries in India for free. If you join some of the online lottery apps that have a free welcome ticket for new members, you can perhaps use it to buy a ticket to an Indian lottery draw.

How to Buy Government Lottery Tickets in India?

Since the government lotteries in India are all land-based with physical tickets, you will need to go out and purchase a ticket from an actual vendor to partake in a draw. Again, you can join some of the famous lottery apps and purchase a ticket via the app. In this case, a representative will purchase a physical ticket for you and get a scanned copy of the ticket.

How to check my Lottery Results?

If you miss the live draws, most government lotteries have online websites to publish the results to check the lottery draw results in India. You can also check local papers and online lottery apps with your chosen Indian lottery.