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China's lottery sales up 28.1% in Aug to RMB 31.5 bln

Sep 17, 2014 (China Knowledge) – China saw its sales of lotteries surge 28.1% year on year to RMB 31.54 billion in Aug this year, according to the website of the country's Ministry of Finance.


Last month, China's welfare lottery sales grew by RMB 3 billion or 21.4% year on year to RMB 17.03 billion, and the sales of sports lottery amounted to RMB 14.51 billion, 37% more than it realized in the same period of last year.


The sales of numbers games, guessing lotteries and video type lotteries hit RMB 20.52 billion, RMB 5.1 billion and RMB 3.47 billion in Aug, up 22.5%, 75.3% and 39.6%, respectively. Meanwhile, the sales of instant games decreased 0.7% year on year to RMB 2.46 billion.


The lottery sales in Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province, Shaanxi Province, Hunan Province and Shandong Province showed a year on year increase of RMB 958 million, RMB 666 million, RMB 509 million, RMB 400 million and RMB 396 million in Aug, respectively.


In the first eight months of this year, China's lottery sales totaled RMB 247.16 billion, reflecting a year on year increase of 24.4%, comprising RMB 132.96 billion from welfare lottery and RMB 114.19 billion from sports lottery, up 17.2% and 34% year on year, respectively.

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