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China National Lottery Sales in March 2020

May 13, 2020 | Lottery News

China: A Total of CY10.51 Billion of Lottery Tickets Were Sold Nationwide in March, a Decrease of 69.9% Over the Same Period of the Previous Year

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  1. National Lottery Sales

In March, a total of 10.51 billion yuan of lottery tickets were sold nationwide, a decrease of 24.441 billion yuan or 69.9% over the same period of the previous year (referred to as “year-on-year”). Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the sales volume of lottery tickets in March decreased significantly year-on-year. Among them, the sales of welfare lottery institutions were 5.177 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 11.37 billion yuan, a decrease of 68.7%; the sales of sports lottery institutions were 5.333 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 13.07 billion yuan, a decrease of 71%.

From January to March, the country sold a total of 37.72 billion yuan in lottery tickets, a year-on-year decrease of 68.596 billion yuan, a decrease of 64.5%. Among them, the sales of welfare lottery institutions were 18.067 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 30.993 billion yuan, down 63.2%; the sales of sports lottery institutions were 19.654 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 37.603 billion yuan, down 65.7%.

  1. Sales of Lotteries by Type

In March, Lotto ’s digital lottery sales were 8.711 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 9.696 billion yuan or 52.7%; quiz lottery ticket sales were 768 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 8.626 billion yuan or 91.8%. The year-on-year decrease was 1.382 billion yuan, down 57.3%; the sales of video lottery tickets were 0 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 4.724 billion yuan, down 100%; the sales of Keno lottery tickets were 0.02 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 14 million yuan, down 89.6%. In March, lottery digital, quiz, instant, video, and Keno lottery sales accounted for 82.8%, 7.3%, 9.8%, 0.0%, and 0.1% of the total lottery sales respectively.

From January to March, the lottery digital lottery sales were 23.679 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 31.333 billion yuan, down 57.0%; the quiz lottery sales were 7.572 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 24.887 billion yuan, down 76.7%; that of open lottery ticket sales 38.07 100 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 2.577 billion yuan, a decrease of 40.4%; video lottery ticket sales of 2.65 billion yuan, a decrease of 9.77 billion yuan, a decrease of 78.7%; Keno lottery ticket sales of 11 million yuan, a decrease of 23 million yuan, a decrease of 67.3%. From January to March, lottery digital, quiz, instant, video and Keno lottery sales accounted for 62.8%, 20.0%, 10.1%, 7.0% and 0.1% of the total lottery sales respectively.

  1. Lottery Sales by Region

In March, compared with the same period of last year, the lottery sales volume of all provinces in the country declined, of which Guangdong, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei had more reductions, a year-on-year decrease of 2.662 billion yuan, 1.885 billion yuan, 1.81 billion yuan, 16.38 100 million yuan and 1.578 billion yuan. Cumulatively from January to March, compared with the same period of last year, the sales of lottery tickets in all provinces of the country have declined.

Lottery institutions at all levels shall, in accordance with the needs of epidemic prevention and control, combine the reality of lottery issuance and sales work and orderly resume lottery issuance and sales work. Financial departments at all levels should further strengthen supervision, actively create a good external environment, maintain normal market order, and promote the healthy development of the lottery business.

SOURCE: General Department of Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China

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