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Can you buy Kerala lottery online?

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The Kerala Lottery is one of the most popular lotteries in India, offering exciting prize money and a chance to change your life. However, purchasing a ticket might seem confusing if you’re new to the game.

Here we discuss Kerala lotteries, whether you can buy lottery tickets online in Kerala, and how to buy lottery tickets in Kerala.

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Understanding Kerala lotteries

Kerala State Lotteries is a government initiative to generate revenue for the state and support social welfare schemes. The Department of Lotteries, Kerala, conducts the lotteries. Kerala offers several lottery schemes, including the Win-Win lottery, Sthree Sakthi lottery, Akshaya lottery, Karunya Plus lottery, Nirmal lottery, and Pournami lottery. Each lottery has its draw date, prize structure, and ticket price. Decide which lottery you want to participate in based on your preferences.

Can you buy lottery tickets online in Kerala?

No, you can’t.

As per G.O.(P) No. 4/2005/TD dated Thiruvananthapuram, 13th January, 2005, the conduct of online Lottery was banned in Kerala.

Kerala Lottery tickets cannot be purchased online through the official Kerala Lottery website or any other website. Third-party websites offering online sales are not authorised and may be scams.

Tickets can be purchased from authorised lottery retailers located throughout Kerala. These shops will display a valid Kerala Government Lottery license.

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How to buy a lottery ticket in Kerala?

Here’s how you can buy a lottery ticket in Kerala:

  • Choose your lottery: Kerala offers various lotteries like Win-Win, Sthree Sakthi, Akshaya, Karunya Plus, Nirmal, and Pournami, each with its draw date, prizes, and ticket prices. Pick the one that suits your preferences.
  • Find an authorised retailer: Locate authorised lottery retailers across Kerala. Look for shops displaying the Kerala State Lotteries logo or inquire locally for the nearest retailer.
  • Purchase your ticket: Approach the retailer, select your desired lottery, and specify the number of tickets. Check the draw date and ticket price before making your purchase.
  • Fill out the ticket: Your retailer will provide a ticket with multiple rows of numbers. Fill in your chosen numbers or opt for a quick pick.
  • Pay for your ticket: Pay the required amount to the retailer, usually ranging from Rs. 30 to Rs. 250, depending on the lottery type and prize.
  • Keep your ticket safe: Your ticket is valuable, and losing it could result in losing any potential winnings.
  • Check the results: Lottery draws are held regularly, and results are posted on the Kerala State Lotteries website and in major newspapers. Check the winning numbers against your ticket, and if you win, follow the instructions on the ticket to claim your prize.

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