CHINA China's lottery sales up 6.8 pct in April

CHINA

China's lottery sales up 6.8 pct in April

Xinhua

17:47, May 27, 2022

A logo of China Welfare Lottery is pictured in Ji'nan, East China's Shandong Province, on December 16, 2017. (Photo: IC)

BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- China's lottery ticket sales rose 6.8 percent year on year to 31.07 billion yuan (about 4.61 billion U.S. dollars) in April, data from the Ministry of Finance showed Friday.

Sales of lottery tickets to support the welfare system came in at 11.97 billion yuan last month, up 7.2 percent from a year ago, the data showed.

Lottery tickets sold to support the sports industry stood at 19.1 billion yuan, an increase of 6.5 percent.

In the first four months, China's lottery ticket sales totaled 117.32 billion yuan, rising 3.2 percent year on year, according to the ministry.

Under China's lottery management rules, funds raised from ticket sales are used for administrative expenses, public welfare projects, and to fund prizes.

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