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China Welfare Lottery Issuing Centre
Address: Zhongcai Mansion, South Str. No. 48, Guang'anmen, Xuanwu District Beijing 100054, China
E-mail Address:
Phone: +86 10 5812 5720
Fax: +86 10 635 685 40
Population: 1,273.1 million
Secretary General: Liu Cheng Hui
Year Lottery Founded: 1987
Sales FY 2014:
Sales FY 2015:
CNY206.0 billion
CNY201.5 billion
Number of Employees: 135
Points of Sale (POS): 170,000
On-line Vendor: Autotote
Instant Ticket Vendor: N/A
ITVMs None
Games Offered: Instants, Draw lotteries
Beneficiaries: 81,000 welfare projects have been established across the country.
Jurisdiction: China

Background Information

Overview on China's Legal Lottery Market
According to reports by China's Ministry of Finance, China's total lottery sales revenue has been enjoying rapid growth in recent years and reached a record high of 81.93 billion Yuan (US$10.5 billion) in 2006, an increased of 10.54 billion Yuan from 2005's RMB 71 billion (US $8.6 billion). Analysts predict that China's lottery market will reach RMB 200 billion (US$25 billion) in 2008. Every day about 229 million Yuan (US$29.5 million) of lottery tickets were sold in China in 2006 (excluding the eight days around the Chinese New Year holidays when lottery sales were suspended). Of the total, sales from China Welfare Lottery, the only national lottery approved by the Chinese government, hit 49.5 billion Yuan (US$6.2 billion) in 2006, up 20 percent from 2005. The sales of the Sports Lottery increased 2.1 billion Yuan to 32.3 billion Yuan (US$4.15 billion). In 2006, China raised 27.76 billion Yuan (US$3.57 billion) in public welfare funds from lottery sales, 12.3 percent more than in 2005. The ministry said the fund was equally shared by the central government and the local governments, which will be mainly used for social welfare, such as the development of public sports facilities, education and health care for the handicapped. A large part also went to the social security fund to fill its deficit. China launched its first lottery in June 1987. Lottery ticket sales are one of the major sources of funds for building community sports facilities and financing the country's social welfare programs. Other than the two government sponsored lotteries (Welfare Lottery and Sports Lottery), all other forms of gambling are illegal in mainland China. China's lottery market has expanded quickly over the last two decades but the China Welfare Lottery Management Center still describes the penetration of lottery in China as low. As in 2006, China's per capita lottery sale accounts for only 0.663 percent of the per capita net income, which is equivalent to only 1-2 percent of the world average.
China lottery experts projected that China's lottery market to grow by CAGR of 31% to US$34.5bn by 2010 to become the world's second-largest lottery market after the US, which turned over US$54.2bn in 2005. In per capita terms this would equate to US$26 for China's lottery, among the lowest in the world.
SOURCE: PacificNet, Inc.

News Archive For CY2019
November 25, 2019 China National Lottery Sales in October Fell 34.8% Year-on-Year
September 27, 2019 National Lottery Sales in August 2019 Down 18.5% Year-on-Year
August 28, 2019 China’s Lottery Sales Fall for the First Time in a Decade
August 6, 2019 Chinese Company’s Financials Looking Sour, Pending Update on Online Lottery Regulations
August 5, 2019 Macao Regulator Restricts the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Casinos
August 5, 2019 Macau Gross Gaming Revenues Fall 3.5 Percent Year-on-Year in July
August 5, 2019 China’s Lottery Sales Fall for the First Time in a Decade
April 28, 2019 China's Lottery Sales Down 13 Percent in March
April 19, 2019 China Welfare Lottery Sales Hit CYN1.2 Trillion Over Six Years
April 9, 2019 China's Lottery Sales Down 8.8 Percent in February
April 1, 2019 Mainland China Lottery Sales Fall 8.8 Percent in February
March 6, 2019 AGTech Subsidiary Wins Two China Sports Lottery Hardware Tenders
March 2, 2019 China's Lottery Sales Up 25.1 Percent in January
January 26, 2019 China's Lottery Sales Up 8.4 Percent in December
News Archive for CY2018
December 28, 2018 China's Lottery Sales Up 10.8 Percent in November
November 24, 2018 China's Lottery Sales Up 12.2 Percent in October
September 26, 2018 Mainland China’s August Lottery Sales Up 19.2pct
September 25, 2018 China’s Ministry of Finance Issues Announcement on Prohibiting the Sale of Lottery Tickets Online
September 21, 2018 Mainland China Lottery Sales Jump 62pct in July
September 17, 2018 China Lottery Sales Rise 4% in July
September 13, 2018 Former China Welfare Lottery Head Probed for Violations
July 25, 2018 China Reports National Lottery Sales for 1H 2018 at CYN245.198 Billion an Increase of 19.6% Y-o-Y
May 14, 2018 Chinese Lottery Market is Now Second Largest in the World
April 24, 2018 China's Lottery Sales Up 9.4 Percent in Q1
March 25, 2018 China’s Lottery Sales Shrink in February
March 1, 2018 Mainland Lottery Sales Soar to 38b Yuan in January
February 11, 2018 China’s Lottery Sales Top 400 Billion Yuan for First Time
January 31, 2018 Chinese Lottery Market Now the World’s Second Largest
January 24, 2018 China's 2017 Lottery Sales Up 8.1 Percent
January 16, 2018 China's Welfare Lottery Sales Grow Five Percent in 2017
January 1, 2017 China’s Appetite for Lotteries is Unstoppable
December 26, 2017 China's Lottery Sales Up 11.8 Percent in November

News Archive for CY2017
November 26, 2017 China's Lottery Sales Up 11.3 Percent in October
September 22, 2017 China's Lottery Sales Up 13.1 Percent in August
September 14, 2017 Launch of New Instant Scratch Lottery to Shake Up China Market
September 5, 2017 Welfare Lottery Culture Museum to Open in Shanghai
August 31, 2017 China Lottery Sales Rise 4% in July
August 28, 2017 Lottery Officials Expelled from CPC, Public Office
July 21, 2017 China's Lottery Sales Slightly Down in June
June 21, 2017 China Increases Transparency of Welfare Lottery Funds
March 31, 2017 Mainland China's February Lottery Sales Up 25.4 Percent Year-on-Year
March 2, 2017 Mainland China’s Lottery Sales Slump 11 pct in January
January 28, 2017 China's Welfare Lottery Sales Grow in 2016
January 23, 2017 China Lottery Sales Up 7.3% Year-on-Year

News Archive for CY2016
December 24, 2016 China November Lottery Sales Up 12.6%
November 22, 2016 China October Lottery Sales Up 8.3 Percent
October 28, 2016 Mainland China Lottery Sales Jump 7 Percent in Jan-Sept
September 26, 2016 China August Lottery Sales Up 10.4%
September 21, 2016 China July Lottery Sales Rise 19.8%
August 2, 2016 China's Lottery Sales Rise 3.5 Percent in H1
July 1, 2016 China’s May Lottery Sales Rise 7.8%
May 31, 2016 Online Sales Ban Sees the First Decline for the Lottery Industry Since 2004
May 24, 2016 Lottery Sales Crackdown
May 6, 2016 Sports Regulator Ponders Lottery Linked to the Chinese Domestic Soccer Leagues
April 18, 2016 Chinese Government is Reportedly Considering Lifting the Ban on Online Lottery Sales
March 30, 2016 New Contracts for Heilongjiang Province Position DJI Holdings in Readiness for the Return of Online Lottery Sales
March 28, 2016 China Lottery Sales Down 9.4 Percent in February
March 14, 2016 China’s Lottery Sales Slump 17 Percent in January
January 21, 2016 China's 2015 Lottery Sales Down 3.8 Per Cent
January 18, 2016 Report Finds Big Jump in Lottery Sales
January 16, 2016 Welfare Lottery Sales Slide in 2015
January 15, 2016 Call for Government Lottery Regulations to Reflect the Rapidly Changing Society


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