The Kerala State Lotteries include distinctive kinds of lottery draws with different prize structure week after week and few bumper lotteries as well. There are 7 weekly lotteries conducted by Directorate of Kerala State Lottery.
The Kerala Karunya lottery is conducted on Saturdays. The ticket face value is Rs. 40 while the first prize is Rs. 80 lakhs, there is a consolation prize of Rs. 8,000. The second prize is Rs. 10 lakhs and the third prize is Rs. 1 lakh. The fourth and fifth prizes are Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 1,000 respectively. The sixth prize is Rs. 500 and the seventh prize is Rs. 100.
The Kerala Karunya KR-388 lottery result will be announced on March 16 at 3 pm and the full result would be available at http://www.keralalotteries.com/index.php/quick-view/result 4 pm onwards.
The Karunya (KR 388) weekly lottery draw will be conducted by Kerala lottery department at Sree Chithra Home Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram using Lottery Machine.
The prize winners are advised to verify the winning numbers with the Kerala lottery results published in the Kerala government Gazette, surrender the winning tickets within 30 days. Winning holder will get the amount after the applicable deduction.
Kerala State Lotteries is a lottery program run by the Government of Kerala. Set up in 1967, under the lottery bureau of the Government of Kerala, it is the first of its kind in India.
In 1967 every private lottery was prohibited and the Government of Kerala began the Kerala State Lotteries. According to their website "The right idea came from the then Finance Minister of Kerala, the late Shri. P. K. Kunju Sahib, who envisaged revenue from the sale of lotteries as a major source of non-tax revenue for the state, at the same time providing a stable income source for the poor and the common.”
The office currently has around 465 representatives under its Directorate situated at Vikas Bhavan at Thiruvananthapuram, 14 District Offices and a Regional Deputy Directorate at Ernakulam. The office which was at first under the Department of Finance was later brought under the Taxes Department. The tickets are printed at the Kerala State Centre for Advanced Printing and Training (C-apt), Trivandrum,