China’s Welfare and Sports Lotteries sales came in at ¥34.61bn in June, increasing by ¥1.04bn from the same period last year, data from the Ministry of Finance showed.
The data also shows that sales have risen by ¥4.4bn from the previous month, with May’s sales reaching ¥30.2bn.
Sales of Welfare Lottery tickets totalled ¥11.22bn in June, a slight drop from the previous month (May: ¥11.32bn).
However, Sports Lottery sales came in at nearly ¥23.39bn, which continues a trend from the past few months. May’s Sports Lottery results were up by nearly ¥1bn on April, but June’s sales eclipsed the previous months by ¥4.51bn. This signals an increase of 23.9% in just one month.
Ministry data confirms that, for the first half of the year, lottery sales amounted to nearly ¥178.44bn, involving ¥67.7bn of Welfare Lottery sales and ¥110.74bn of Sports Lottery sales.
As per China’s lottery management rules, money from ticket sales is used for administrative expenses, public welfare projects and prize winnings.