West Bengal Lottery

The West Bengal Lottery is no longer running, but you can still take part in games from the state. It’s easy to play online to give yourself the chance to win prizes. Find out more about playing online from West Bengal.

One option you have in West Bengal is to play Lottery Sambad, a big-jackpot game played across multiple states. Lottery Sambad can be played in the morning, afternoon and evening every day. The games are run by the Nagaland Lottery.

Playing Online in West Bengal

The Nagaland and Sambad lotteries can be played from West Bengal, while you can also take part online in games such as Lotto India and international lotteries.

When you enter lotteries online, there is no paper ticket or receipt to keep safe. You can play at a time that is convenient to you, without having to go to a lottery vendor.

The other main advantage is that your numbers are completely safe - you don't need to keep them securely stored away until the draw and then check the results afterwards. If you win, you will be emailed automatically and paid the prize you are due.

When you play online, it also gives you access to games which would not otherwise be available to you. For example, you could play a foreign lottery online even if you are located in Kolkata.

West Bengal Lottery Games

The West Bengal Directorate of State Lotteries was established within the Finance Department in 1968. The lottery was set up to raise funds for state development as well as providing employment opportunities for individuals working in the lottery business.

The West Bengal Lottery conducted several Bumper Draws per year associated with festivals: New Year Bumper, Holi Bumper, Nababarsha Bumper, Rathayatra Bumper, Puja Bumper, and Diwali Bumper.

In 2018, seven weekly lottery draws were introduced as part of Lottery Sambad, also known as Dhankesari, which continues to be very popular in West Bengal.

The Sambad draw held in West Bengal was the afternoon draw at 4pm daily. The 4pm draw was held at the Directorate of State Lotteries in Kolkata. All the draws are now held in Nagaland, but West Bengal continues to offer games. The state has historically had more Lottery Sambad players than any other, and creates the most winners.

Results are published in the Dhan Kesari Hindi Lottery Daily newspaper, which is available in Jharkhand, South Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha and West Bengal.