Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    34 / 23 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>China Business

China lottery sales rise 27.6 pct in first half


08:55, July 19, 2012

BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Lottery sales in China rose 27.6 percent year on year in the first six months to reach 129.06 billion yuan (20.49 billion U.S. dollars), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Wednesday.

In June alone, sales went up 23.8 percent from a year earlier to 21.61 billion yuan, the MOF said in an online statement.

Welfare lottery ticket sales reached 75.2 billion yuan in the first half of the year, up 27.5 percent from a year ago, while sales of sports lottery tickets gained 27.8 percent year on year to 53.86 billion yuan.

The MOF attributed the increase in June to new lottery games going on sale and increasing outlets for quiz-style games, as well as the opening of the European Cup.

It said all Chinese provincial-level regions, excluding Beijing, reported year-on-year gains in lottery sales during the January-June period.

According to China's Regulations on Lottery Management, money raised through lotteries is divided into three parts: the jackpot, lottery management fees and public lottery funds.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. APF servicemen in training of pursuing prisoners

  2. NATO oil tankers destroyed in N. Afghanistan

  3. WTO ruling to prompt opening

  4. Qipao chic

  5. Classic UFO photos in 30 years

  6. Edison Chen, Kelly Hu and More Lend Voice to Sleeping Dogs

Most Popular


  1. Commentary: Health of stock market
  2. S. China Sea tensions stirred up with outside help
  3. Elites threaten favorable Sino-US attitudes
  4. Europe's chances of economic recovery lie in unity
  5. Fragile peace barely holds in tense Kashmir
  6. Tokyo's islands stance harmful to ties
  7. Experts doubt legality of online auction
  8. Searching for the right professionals
  9. Clinton’s Asia trip takes economic turn
  10. Vatican needs to adapt to local systems

What's happening in China

2-year-old wild panda found in Sichuan

  1. Authorities explain huge cost of highway signs
  2. 21,000 families not eligible for benefit
  3. Passenger blacklisted for flight delay complaints
  4. 2.3 million affected in central China rainstorms
  5. 3 billion yuan in public housing funds embezzled

China Features

  1. Famous instant noodle hit by quality scandal
  2. No abnormalities found in Roche investigations
  3. Auchan blacklisted for selling unqualified foods
  4. Robust water contains excessive level of bacteria
  5. Why is TCM worth of commendation?

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai