Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    6 / -6   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

China's lottery sales rise 33.7 pct in first nine months

(Xinhua)

13:12, October 21, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Finance announced on Friday that China's lottery sales rose 33.7 percent year-on-year to 157.77 billion yuan (24.8 billion U.S. dollars) during the first nine months.

Sales of welfare lottery tickets climbed 33.6 percent from one year earlier to 91.77 billion yuan, while sales of sports lottery tickets jumped 33.8 percent to hit 66 billion yuan during the same period, according to a statement posted on the ministry's website.

In September alone, sales of welfare lottery tickets rose 34.7 percent, while sales of sports lottery tickets increased 49.1 percent, partly due to the country's expanding sales network.

The statement said 31 provincial-level regions reported year-on-year gains in lottery sales during the first nine months. The biggest increase was recorded by Jiangsu Province, where sales rose by 6 billion yuan from the same period last year.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:陈乐乐)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Leaders join tea party for ethnic NPC deputies, CPPCC members

  2. China's skater Fan retains women's 500m world title

  3. Candlelight vigil held to mark Japanese quake

  4. French artist holds exhibition in Beijing

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. NPC reform reflects vote of confidence
  2. Facing problems forges confidence for development
  3. Defense budget guards peaceful intentions
  4. Will China's economy keep growing or slow down?
  5. Chinese products bring benefits to U.S. consumers
  6. Is international 'hot money' flowing into China?
  7. China's economy to roar ahead amid global woes
  8. U.S. solution to Syria issue doomed to failure
  9. Trust key to stability on Korean Peninsula
  10. Public will increasingly swaying diplomatic policies

What's happening in China

Students may get sporting chance

  1. Smokers may be singed by tax hikes
  2. Missing geologists in Kekexili still unfound
  3. Xisha Islands tourism to be developed
  4. Tourism resort seeks credibility after scandal
  5. Road rage killer sparks public fury

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