A man from Maddur named Sohan Balaram visited Kerala to meet his Facebook friend who won Rs. 1 crore in Kerala state lottery. Unaware of how this trip will turn into, he visited Kerala with all glee and joy to meet his friend. Accidentally he won a Rs.1 crore Kerala state lottery during his visit. His friend named Paravannur Kaipalakkal Prabhakaran forced him to purchase the lottery ticket. Paravannur worked in a shop selling lottery tickets at Puthanathani village.
The lucky youth is the resident of Somanahalli village in Maddur taluk of Mandya district.
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He had come to visit Kerala with his family to attend a wedding. While walking back he planned to meet his Facebook friend. His life turned upside down on buying the lottery ticket. His steps to Kerala turned auspicious as he won Rs. 1 crore lottery. The results were announced on Sunday at 3pm when they were going back to Maddur.
Sohan was informed about the lottery win by Prabhakaran and the family returned to Puthanathani where Manikantan, owner of the lottery agency offered him sweets. Sohan’s family was very happy and astonished at the same time regarding the jackpot win.
Kerala state lotteries have been running since 1986 and also they are transparent with the players. Only the state tax is deducted from the win and nothing else.
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How to play the Kerala State lottery
- The player has to purchase the lottery ticket from the nearby licensed retailer. Tickets can be purchased randomly. More than one ticket can also be purchased.
- A week’s wait takes place as the results are announced the other week at 3pm at a particular place. Lottery tickets cost from Rs. 10 to Rs. 500 depending on which lotto is being played.
- Kerala State lottery is a weekly lottery as 7 different lotteries are drawn on 7 different days. Names of the lotteries are religious.
- Only offline purchase of the lottery ticket is available. Online lottery tickets are not availed for the jackpot.
- Lottery comprises 3 prizes, the first prize, second prize, third prize and the consolation prizes.