One of the first legal online lotteries in India, the state lottery is conducted by the Sikkim state government. Established in November 2001, Essel Group undertakes the promotion of this lottery throughout India.
Its operator, Pan India Network Ltd. is a part of the prestigious Essel Group. It has assets worth INR 108 billion and covers media, entertainment, packaging, tech services, education, infrastructure development, and the Sikkim online lottery operations. Essel Group is in business since the 1976 s. It started out as a trading and export entity called Rama Associates Ltd. Today it stands as a conglomerate that reeks of power. It boasts of over 8,000 employees worldwide.
Pan India Network Ltd has its headquarters in Mumbai and is responsible for turning the Sikkim online lottery Playwin into a nationally recognized lottery. The access to Playwin was restricted to only 3,500 retail stores. The lottery terminal was limited and developed with assistance from the international California-based company – Lottery and Totalizator Systems Inc.
Playwin eventually expanded out to the market in the form of the ‘My Playwin.com card’, which brought the entire online lottery community together and quadrupled its popularity because of its newfound fan base
More about Playwin
You can play several online games with Playwin. There are weekly games like Keno, the fast digit lotteries, and the online lotto. Players wager money on the jackpot number, and it accumulates until the number is drawn. If more than one player gets the number right, the jackpot is shared amongst all the people that guessed the same number. By the end of the financial year 2010, Playwin had claimed to have made over 72 crorepatis and 3,200 lakhpatis throughout India. Hence, it established itself as one of the most popular lottery games in the country. Moreover, it has continued to provide substantial revenue support to the Sikkim state government and rendered various social benefits to the people of Sikkim.
The different types of games offered on Playwin are as follows:\
- The Jaldi 5 (draws happen between 22:00 and 22:30 every Friday)
- The Jaldi 5 Double+ (draws happen between 21:30 and 22:30 every Wednesday).
- The Thunderball (draws happen between 22:00 and 22:30 every Tuesday).
- Thursday Super Lotto (happens between22:00 and 22:00 every Thursday).
- Saturday Super Lotto (happens between 22:00 and 22:30 every Saturday).
- The jackpot wins are between INR 1-9 crore from Playwin games.
How to Participate in Playwin
You can sign up on the official website.
Fill the registration form.
Once you register, you will need to verify yourself and register your mobile number via OTP.
You will also have to fill the legal jurisdiction in order to be able to participate in the Playwin Lotto. You must be from Maharashtra, Sikkim, Punjab, and Goa.
The cards are sold in denominations of INR 200, INR 500, INR 1000, and INR 5000.
Playing from the Other Indian States
You cannot play the Playwin from other Indian states. To be able to play, you must first check whether your state has legalized Indian online lotteries. The only states that allow the Playwin are Punjab, Maharashtra, Goa, and Sikkim. To participate in the Playwin, players need to purchase Playwin cards in denominations of 200, 500, 1000 and 5000. These are valid for 12 months. In addition to this, you must be of age 18 years and above to be able to participate in the lottery.
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