Punjab Lottery

The Punjab lottery was started in 1968 and is organized by the finance department of the Punjab Government. Today, the Punjab State Government runs six Bumper lottery schemes, and these are regulated by the Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998. These draws are conducted on the days of the most celebrated festivals around the year. The lottery draw takes place in the Zila Parishad building in Ludhigarh district of Punjab.

Previously, the Punjab State Government held weekly and monthly draws. However, they have recently been put on hold. 

Punjab Bumper Lottery

There are a total of six Bumper lottery draws conducted on important festivals throughout the year. Interested players can purchase the tickets at local markets, railway stations, post offices, sewa kendras and the post offices. You can see the results in the Newspapers and the Punjab State Lotteries website. 

These are as follows:

  1. Holi Bumper Lottery: These tickets are marketed only in Punjab. It has two series ‘A’ and ‘B’ with six-digit lucky numbers from 000000 – 999999. The price for one ticket is Rs 250, and you can buy as many as you want. 

Two numbers are drawn from each series, i.e. one from series A and the other number from series B. The winner is the one who matches the drawn six-digit number with the series from his ticket.

The Holi Bumper lottery draw is held in February. Here is the prize tier of the lottery.

Prize No.  of Prizes Amount Winning numbers
First Prize 2 Rs 1,50,000,00 each One six-digit number from each series
Second Prize 5 Rs 10,000,00 each Six digits along with the series
Third Prize 10 Rs 2,50,000 each Six digits from any series
Fourth Prize 2 Rs 50,000 each Last five digits from any series
Fifth Prize 2 Rs 20,000 each Last five digits from any series
Sixth Prize 10 Rs 5,000 each Last five digits from any series
Seventh Prize 20 Rs 1,000 each Last four digits from any series
Eighth Prize 500 Rs 200 each Last four digits from any series
  1. New Year Lohri Bumper Draw: This scheme has twenty lakh tickets with series A and B. Both series have six-digit numbers ranging from 000000 to 999999. Cost per ticket is Rs 200. 

In the New Year Bumper, there are eight prize tiers just like in Holi Bumper. 

The draw is held in January.

  1. Maa Lakshmi Diwali Pooja Bumper: In this scheme, the number of tickets is twenty lakhs, with series A and B containing numbers from 000000 to 999999. The price of each ticket is Rs 500. 

The draw is held in November.

The prizes offered under this scheme are:

Prize No.  of Prizes Amount Winning numbers
First Prize 2 Rs 2,50,000,00 each One six-digit number from each series
Second Prize 10 Rs 20,000,00 each Six digits along with the series, from each series
Third Prize 10 Rs 10,00,000 each Six digits along with the series, from each series
Fourth Prize 10 Rs 2,00,000 each Last five digits from any series
Fifth Prize 20 Rs 1,00,000 each Last five digits from any series
Sixth Prize 20 Rs 50,000 each Last five digits from any series
Seventh Prize 20 Rs 5,000 each Last four digits from any series
Eighth Prize 1000 Rs 200 each Last four digits from any series
  1. Rakhi Bumper: This scheme has twenty lakh tickets with series A and B. Both the series have six-digit numbers in between 000000 to 999999. Cost per ticket is Rs 200. 

In Rakhi Bumper, there are eight prize tiers just like those in Holi Bumper.

The draw is held in September.

  1. Baisakhi Bumper: This lottery ticket is also just like Holi Bumper, except that the draw is held in the month of May.
  2. Sawan Bumper: Sawan Bumper is also similar to Holi Bumper – the only difference is that the draw is held in September.

FAQs

What happens if the number drawn falls on an un-sold ticket?

In case the winning number is found on an un-sold ticket, the machine shall be re-operated till a number is drawn from the tickets sold.

How many prizes can I win from a single ticket?

One ticket is eligible to win only one prize drawn against it. All other prizes will stand cancelled. In case you win multiple times, you will only be eligible for the highest prize.

How do I claim my winnings?

All the winning tickets are sent to the Director of Punjab State Lotteries, Chandigarh. The winners are required to fill a prescribed form and send it along with the ticket within 30 days of the result date. You can submit the form either in person or via registered post.