Kerala lottery vendor had a lucky strike, wins ₹60 lakh
- Santhosh has been working as a lottery vendor for four years
- This is the first time he is winning a big amount, as prize and commission
- The vendor will get ₹37.8 lakh in prize and ₹5.4 lakh as agents commission
Kerala observed its 100th hartal in ten months on October 16. Though hartal day is quite painful for people especially for the economy, this Aluva native is not likely to agree.
Santhosh, 38, a lottery vendor was saddled with 40 tickets, costing ₹30 each on last hartal day as he couldn’t venture out to sell it. The date of the draw was October 17, the next day of hartal.
He used to borrow lottery from the main agent and would pay the money in the evening after selling the tickets. On Tuesday evening, Santhosh went to the agent to inform that he got no money to pay for the tickets as they were not sold out.
“The agent told me that one of the tickets with me had won the first prize of ₹60 lakh. I couldn’t believe my ears,” Santhosh said.
He had won the first prize of Kerala government’s Sthree Shakti Lottery. Having two children and an ailing wife, Santhosh is in dire need of money. He used to earn a living by repairing bicycles till kidney disease left him incapable of hard labour.
“I started selling lottery about four years ago. This is the first time I am winning anything more than the agent’s commission for selling tickets that won a maximum amount of ₹5,000,” he said.
Santhosh was getting ₹5 as agents commission for selling one ticket. After tax deductions, he will now get ₹37.8 lakh in prize and ₹5.4 lakh as agents commission.
He wants to spend the money to buy a small house, provide good education to his kids and better health care for himself and his wife. He also wants to set aside some amount for an emergency.
The winning ticket was deposited with Indian Overseas Bank, and Santhosh plans to continue with lottery sales.
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Kerala lottery agency commission
The Department of State Lotteries has been rolling out six weekly lotteries,two biweekly lotteries and six bumper tickets until Aug/2010.But in compliance with the judgement of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala in WP(C) 25632/2010,the Government have instructed vide GO (MS) No.223/10/TD dated 31.8.2010 to reduce the number of weekly lotteries to one,retaining the six bumper lotteries per year.Accordingly the department was conducting only one weekly lottery namely Win-Win on every Wednesday besides the six Bumper Lotteries per year from September 2010 onwards. But vide GO (MS) No. 105/11/TD dated 10.8.2011, the Government have accorded sanction to restore the weekly lotteries temporarily stopped.The details of weekly lotteries and Bumper Lotteries conducted by the department from September 2011 is shown below.
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All the activities relating to printing and distribution of tickets are under the direct control of the Government. Ticket designing is done by experienced panel artists, under the supervision of the Director. This design, once approved by the Director is printed. Name of the lottery, number, date of draw, ticket number etc. will be there in the front side of each ticket, while the opposite side contains information on the prize structure and how to claim prize/ publicity matters of social nature. The department now brings weekly tickets worth Rs.20/, Rs. 30/- Rs. 50/- and bumper tickets worth Rs.100/-and Rs. 200/-Kerala lottery agency commission The Department of State Lotteries has been rolling out six weekly lotteries,two biweekly lotteries and six bumper tickets until Aug/2010.But in compliance with ]]>