Goa : After a gap of a few years, state-sponsored paper lotteries are set to make a comeback in Goa. The directorate of small savings and lotteries (DSSL) and chief minister Pramod Sawant will launch the operation of a new lottery series on Monday.Named ‘Dear Shubhlaxmi’, each lottery ticket is priced at Rs 10, and the lucky winners will be decided by a weekly draw that will be conducted at DSSL office in Panaji.
Prizes will be drawn using a draw machine as stipulated in Lotteries (Regulation) Rules, 2010, the Goa Lotteries (Regulation) Rules, 2003, and the Goa Computerized Network Lottery Rules, 2003, it was informed.The Goa state lotteries were stopped a few years ago, owing largely to poor response from the public.
The revenue generated from lotteries was used by the government for various social welfare schemes. Grant-in-aid is provided to the Institute of Public Assistance (Provedoria) for implementation of its various schemes for the poor and under-privileged, and the maintenance of old-age homes and asylums.These funds are also utilised to run the Sanjay school for special children.
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