The Bhutan State Lottery offers a variety of exciting games that you can play for the chance to win great prizes. Learn more about these games and how they are played below.
Bhutan is an independent country to India and has its own official lottery that is state-owned under the Ministry of Finance. Prime Minister Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay launched the first domestic monthly lottery in 2016 and more schemes have followed to help the lottery generate revenue.
The Bhutan Lottery exists to help wider society, benefiting various schemes such as health, education and sports. It is also exploring the possibility of expansion beyond its own borders, specifically in India.
Phuensum Mid-Dharim Lottery
The Bhutan State Lottery’s main game is the Phuensum Mid-Dharim (PMD) Lottery, which takes place every 15 days. There are 100,000 tickets printed per game, with each one containing a serial code (such as A or B), followed by five numbers from 0 to 9.
The cost of a ticket is Nu. 40 (INR 40 - Bhutan’s currency is the ngultrum but its value is fixed to the Indian rupee). All you need to do is wait and see if your number appears as a winner in the draw, then cash in your ticket. Make sure to keep hold of your entry to prove you’re a winner. Draws take place at the Bhutan Lottery Limited’s (BLL) head office in Phuentsholing.
Bhutan State Lottery Prizes
The top prize in the Phuensum Mid-Dharim Lottery can be as much as Nu. 700,000 (INR 700,000 or 7 Lakhs).To win the jackpot, you must have the exact same number as the one that is randomly selected as the winner, including from the correct series.
There are also five other prize categories. Winning numbers are selected in each category, and you receive the corresponding prize amount if the final four or five digits on your ticket are a match. The following table shows all the prizes you can win:
|Prize Rank||Prize Amount (Nu/INR)||Winners and Method|
|1st||700,000||1x on All digits and Serial No.|
|2nd||350,000||1x on All digits and Serial No.|
|3rd||150,000||1x on All digits and Serial No.|
|4th||4,000||4 digits x 5 - all serial|
|5th||2,000||4 digits x 10 - all serial|
|6th||1,000||4 digits x 60 - all serial|
The Bhutan State Lottery holds occasional Bumper Draws, when prizes can be bumped up to a higher amount. All prizes of Nu/INR 50,000 or more are taxed at a rate of 20 percent.
The BLL has also offered scratch games such as Thuensum Scratch, in which you could win prizes up to Nu/INR 500,000 just by uncovering three matching symbols.
How to Watch Bhutan Lottery Games
The Bhutan Lottery results for every Phuensum Mid-Dharim draw are on the official social channels, including the BLL Facebook page.
You can also go to the Bhutan Lottery Results page to find out the winning numbers straight after each draw has taken place.
Other Bhutan Lottery Games
There is a lot of interest in the Bhutan Lottery in India. A number of other games are also played under the name of the Bhutan State Lottery, although these are not operated out of Bhutan.
The times of these draws are as follows:
- Morning - 11:55am
- Day - 4:00pm
- Evening -8:00pm
The 21 lotteries are actually separate weekly draws known by different names. The table below shows when they all take place:
|Monday||Kanchenjunga Nallaneram Morning||Kanchenjunga Super Day||Kanchenjunga Queen Evening|
|Tuesday||Kanchenjunga Kumaran Morning||Kanchenjunga Delux Day||Kanchenjunga Star Evening|
|Wednesday||Kanchenjunga Vishnu Morning||Kanchenjunga Rose Day||Kanchenjunga King Evening|
|Thursday||Kanchenjunga Thangam Morning||Kanchenjunga Sincere Day||Kanchenjunga Lucky Evening|
|Friday||Kanchenjunga Parrot Morning||Kanchenjunga Silver Day||Kanchenjunga Glamour Evening|
|Saturday||Kanchenjunga Peacock Morning||Kanchenjunga Gendar Day||Kanchenjunga Venus Evening|
|Sunday||Kanchenjunga Bulbul Morning||Kanchenjunga Benefit Day||Kanchenjunga Power Evening|
These Kanchenjunga games are not run by the state-run Bhutan Lottery and subsequently create confusion among players who are looking to enter official BLL games, but they are nevertheless extremely popular.