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West Bengal Lottery
West Bengal Lottery started in the year 1968 and is organized by the Directorate of State lotteries, working under the Finance Department, Government of West Bengal State. The Directorate has taken the initiative of computerizing the lottery accounting system, thus facilitating speedy claims of lottery prizes. This has helped the state government in expanding the lottery market and generating more.
State Lottery Policies
The current policy of West Bengal is to organize and promote State Lotteries, meeting all the provisions of the Lottery Regulation Act of 1998 and also West Bengal State Lottery rules of 1968. All the earnings of lotteries are credited to the Public Account of the State under section 4(D) of the Lottery Regulation Act of 1998. These funds are further used in various development schemes of the state. The lotteries are also a source of income for various distributors and their agents who are involved in them. If viewed in this perspective, all the State lotteries are useful for socio-economic purposes.
Types of West Bengal Lotteries
The state primarily organizes two types of lotteries.
- Six bumper draws conducted all over the year, celebrating different festivals of the state.
- Seven draws for every day of the week
The bumper draws are organized all over the year and primarily associated with the festivals of West Bengal. The six bumper draws are:
- New Year Bumper
- Holi Bumper
- Nababarsha Bumper
- Rathyatra Bumper
- Puja Bumper
- Diwali Bumper
There are seven different games for different days of the week. These draws take place at 4.00 p.m. daily, so they are also commonly known as afternoon draws. The list is as follows:
- Every Monday – Dear Bangalakshmi Teesta
- Every Tuesday – Dear Bangalakshmi Torsha
- Every Wednesday – Dear Bangabhumi Raidak
- Every Thursday – Bangabhumi Bhagirathi
- Every Friday – Dear Bangabhumi Ajay
- Every Saturday – Dear Bangashree Damodar
- Every Sunday – Dear Bangashree Ichamati
Rewards Scheme of West Bengal State Lotteries
There are a total of six prize tiers, including the consolation prize. The prize structure remains the same for each day. Prizes are guaranteed only on the sold tickets.
- First Prize – Rs 31 Lakhs
- Second Prize – Rs 9000
- Third Prize – Rs 500
- Fourth Prize – Rs 310
- Fifth Prize – Rs 120
- Consolation Prize – Rs 1000
Claiming the Rewards
A prize amount of Rs 5000 or less has to be claimed from lottery distributors and their authorized agents in the state of West Bengal. The winning ticket has to be submitted for claiming the prize.
For a prize amount higher than Rs 5000, you have to submit a prescribed claim form. The claim form has to be filled in capital letters with all necessary details. Along with claim form, you have to attach an attested copy of your Pan Card, a cancelled cheque of your bank account, and a passport size photo of the winner.
Don’t forget to attach the original winning ticket with a self-attested photocopy, along with an affidavit of ownership of the prize-winning ticket. The winning ticket has to be signed on the back and should not be tampered. You have to send the claim form along with the winning ticket to the following address by courier or in-person:
Directorate of West Bengal State Lotteries
23A, N.S Road, Fortuna Tower (9th Floor)
Kolkata – 700001.
The state government will not be liable to pay any prize on tickets which are lost in any postal transit.
You can download the claim form by clicking on the link below.
How do I check the result of the West Bengal State Lottery?
All the winning numbers are declared just after the draw has been completed. You can take part and check the winning numbers in the live draw on the official website of the West Bengal lottery. Here is the link:
The winning numbers are also published in the ‘Dhan Kesari’ daily newspaper, which is available in many states of India. All the lottery distributors and their authorized agents keep a record of the winning tickets.
The lottery results can also be checked online by browsing various sites. You can even check the results on the online casino where you bought the tickets from.
How many prizes can I win on one lottery ticket?
A single lottery ticket can win only one prize. You will be automatically given the highest prize, in case your ticket fits in multiple prize criteria.
Can I play West Bengal lottery if I am not a resident of this state?
Yes, anybody who is over 18 years of age is allowed to take part in the West Bengal lottery. You can buy your lucky tickets online and stand a chance to be the lucky winner.
Are lottery prizes taxable?
Yes, you have to pay Income Tax on your winnings as per the Income Tax Law of India.