Punjab Lottery

The Punjab Lottery has been running since 1968 and is administered by a wing of the Finance Department of the Punjab Government with the aim of providing a clean and transparent lottery. The Punjab holds regular Bumper lottery draws and used to offer weekly and monthly draws with a declared turnover surpassing 55 crore. Each 'scheme', or draw is defined by the Finance Department to include the number of tickets that will be issued, the name of the lottery and the date on which the draw will take place - usually the date changes, but the number of tickets remains the same.

On the date of the draw, retailers return details of the tickets that haven't been sold to the director, so these are not included in the draw. The Punjabi State Lottery Director is also at liberty to increase or decrease the number of tickets in each draw after the scheme has been announced. Draws take place in the Zila Parishad Building, located in Ludigarh, Punjab.

All winners of Punjab State lotteries are required to submit a claim form along with additional documents proving ownership and identity.


Punjab Bumper Lottery Scheme

The only lotttery draws that take place in Punjab these days are the Bumper Lottery draws which take place several times a year. These are:


The Bumper Lottery Scheme draws work similarly to the old monthly draws. There are usually a large number of prizes available to win from 150 rupees up to an impressive Rs. 15,000,000. Each of the colourful tickets displays a number made up of six digits between 000000 and 999999. Ticket prices range from Rs. 100 to Rs. 200. Players are advised to check with their local lottery agent for further information.

Punjab State Weekly Lottery

The Punjab Weekly Lottery Scheme draws used to take place once a week on a Wednesday in Ludhiana. The price of a ticket was Rs. 20.. However, no draws have taken place or results posted on the Punjab State Lotteries website since 6th June 2017. Although the withdrawal of the weekly (and monthly) state lotteries is shrouded in mystery, it is belived they were withdrawn because the perceived 'social cost' was too high.

Tickets contained a five digit number between 10000 and 49999, and there were prizes for matching part of the winning code in some tiers. This table displays the prize tiers and prize amounts for the Weekly Lottery Scheme.

Rank Match Number of Prizes Prize Amount (Rs) Per Winner
1st Match the five-digit number drawn exactly 1 500,000
2nd Match one of two five-digit numbers drawn exactly 2 100,000
3rd Match one of two five-digit numbers drawn exactly 2 50,000
4th Match one of five five-digit numbers drawn exactly 5 10,000
5th Match one of two five-digit numbers drawn exactly 10 5,000
6th Match the last four digits with the four-digit code drawn 20 2,000
7th Match the last four digits with the 100 four-digit codes drawn 2,000 100
8th Match the last four digits with the 1,000 four-digit codes drawn 20,000 40

Punjab State Monthly Lottery

The Monthly Lottery draw gave you the chance to win a jackpot of Rs. 5,100,000 every month but it seems to have gone the same way as the weekly lottery

Here are details of the prizes on offer and tiers for the Monthly Lottery Scheme:

Rank Match Number of Prizes Prize Amount (Rs) Per Winner
1st Match the six-digit number exactly 1 5,100,000
2nd Match the six-digit number exactly 1 500,000
3rd Match one of five six-digit numbers exactly 5 100,000
4th Match one of five six-digit numbers exactly 5 50,000
5th Match the last five digits with the five-digit numbers drawn 10 20,000
6th Match the last five digits with one of four five-digit numbers drawn 40 5,000
7th Match the last four digits with the four-digit number drawn 100 500
8th Match the last four digits with the 1,000 four-digit numbers drawn 100,000 50