China News Service, Beijing, July 27th (Reporter Zhao Jianhua) The Ministry of Finance of China announced on the 27th that a total of 33.570 billion yuan (RMB, the same below) was sold nationwide in June, a year-on-year decrease of 1.197 billion yuan or 3.4%. Among them, the sales of welfare lottery agencies were 15.298 billion yuan, a decrease of 3.9%; the sales of sports lottery agencies was 18.273 billion yuan, a decrease of 3.1%.
On June 23, a lottery ticket sales point in Fuzhou. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming
From January to June, the total sales of lottery tickets nationwide totaled 123.90 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 88.696 billion yuan or 41.7%. Among them, the sales of welfare lottery institutions were 59.288 billion yuan, a decrease of 39.4%; the sales of sports lottery institutions were 64.612 billion yuan, a decrease of 43.7%.
From January to June, the sales of lotto digital lottery tickets were 90.223 billion yuan, down 18.9%; the sales of guessing lottery tickets were 17.082 billion yuan, down 72.6%; the sales of instant lottery tickets were 11.493 billion yuan, down 16.8%; the sales of video lottery tickets were 50.65 billion yuan. RMB 100 million, down 79.9%; sales of Keno-type lottery tickets were RMB 38 million, down 51.1%.
In June, compared with the same period of last year, a total of 13 provinces across the country saw lottery sales growth, of which Xinjiang, Tibet, and Shaanxi increased more. From January to June, compared with the same period of last year, lottery sales in all provinces across the country declined.
The Ministry of Finance requires lottery agencies at all levels to resume lottery issuance and sales in an orderly manner in accordance with the needs of epidemic prevention and control combined with lottery issuance and sales. Financial departments at all levels have further strengthened supervision work, actively created a good external environment, and maintained normal market order. (Finish)