Lottery sales in China down 13.8% in January

Lottery sales amounted to CNY30.82bn (US$4.88bn) in the first month of 2022.
Lottery sales amounted to CNY30.82bn (US$4.88bn) in the first month of 2022.

Chinese lottery sales in January were down 13.8 per cent year-on-year to CNY30.82bn (US$4.88bn).

China.- China’s Ministry of Finance has reported that lottery sales for January declined to CNY30.82bn (US$4.88bn). The figure was down 13.8 per cent when compared to 2021.

Lottery draw sales accounted for CNY12.86bn. Income from betting and prediction games was CNY8.24bn and that of instant games CNY7.65bn. Keno sales contributed CNY2.05bn while video lottery sales generated CNY50,000.

Welfare Lottery sales were CNY3.97bn, down 8.1 per cent year-on-year. CNY7.54bn of that came from lottery draw sales while instant game sales brought in CNY4.37bn.

Sports lottery revenue was CNY16.8bn, down 18 per cent year-on-year. In this segment, lottery draw sales accounted for CNY5.31bn and betting and prediction games CNY8.24bn. Instant games generated CNY3.27bn and video lottery sales added Y50,000.

Most of the Welfare Lottery and Sports Lottery sales came from the Guangdong province, which generated CNY1.51bn and CNY1.82bn respectively. This was followed by Zhejiang, where welfare lottery sales reached CNY1.13bn, and Jiangsu, which generated CNY1.40bn in Sports Lottery sales.

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