China lottery March sales up 6.3 percent

Lottery sales in China rose 6.3 percent year-on-year to CNY 37.9 billion (US$5.5 billion) in March, according to the Ministry of Finance. 

Welfare lottery ticket sales increased 3.8 percent year-on-year to CNY 19.8 billion in the month, while sports lottery sales went up 9.2 percent to CNY 18.1 billion, noted the ministry.

Lottery sales grew in 24 provinces and regions, driven by strong performance in Hubei, Gansu, Jiangxi, Chongqing and Henan.