Latest Kerala Local News: Thiruvonam bumper lottery with ₹25 crore as top prize rele
Finance Minister KN Balagopal on Monday unveiled the outstanding Thiruvonam lottery 2023 which carries a top prize of 25 crore. The state lottery department, which runs the lottery, kept the top prize the same as last year. But the second and third prizes have been revamped to make the lottery more attractive to buyers. The second prize carries 20 crore, which will be divided equally (1 crore each) among 20 winners. The third prize promises 50 lakh each to 20 winners.
The department also increased the total number of awards this year. The number was increased from 3,97,911 last year to 5,34,670. The fourth prize is 5 lakh each for 10 winners and the fifth prize is 2 lakh each for 10 winners.
The ticket price is 500
The lottery ticket is priced at 500, the same as last year. Tickets will go on sale July 26. The draw will take place on September 20.
The department had raised the top prize to 25 crore last year. The 2022 edition had set a record in terms of sales. Of the 67.50 lakh tickets printed, 66.55 lakh tickets were sold. The department can print up to 90 lakh banknotes.
The 2022 edition of the Thiruvonam bumper had also made headlines after the winner, Anoop B., a resident of Sreevaraham, Thiruvananthapuram, was harassed by people, many of them foreigners, seeking his help.
Training for winners
Over the past year, the Lotteries department had set up a training session to help winners manage their winnings wisely. Recently, the department also unveiled a new mascot, a green grasshopper, as part of its marketing strategy.
Transport Minister Antony Raju chaired. PP Kunhikrishnan, who won Best Actor (Male) at the Kerala State Film Awards, was honored at the ceremony. State Lotteries Director Abraham Renn and department officials were present.
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