Sikkim is one of the 13 states of India that legally participates in lotteries. The lottery is handled by the State Government itself, so any changes in the Sikkim Lottery can be made at short notice. The tickets are sold for a very low cost of Rs. 6 for one. Other than Sikkim, the other states that conduct lotteries include Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram.
Sikkim’s Dear Valuable Morning lottery is a popular weekly lottery held every Saturday. The tickets have a face value of Rs. 6 for a single ticket. The first prize is a gigantic Rs. 50 lakhs. There are several consolation prizes of Rs. 1,000 each. The second prize is worth Rs. 9,000. The third prize is Rs. 500, the 4th prize is of Rs. 250, and finally, the 5th prize is of Rs. 120. The second, third and fourth prizes are given to 10 winners each while the fifth is given to a 100 winners. The winners are those who have the same serial number on their ticket as shown on the winner results page which can be seen here. The draw of Saturday weekly lottery Dear Valuable Morning is announced at 11:55 AM each week.
The winners of the lottery need to download a Claim form that is available for download on the official website. The details must be thoroughly filled out in the form. You may also need to attach the appropriate photo ID to the form. The forms need to be submitted within the given time frame, after which the winners claim will become invalid. The ticket holders need to keep their tickets intact and undamaged. Damaged tickets will be rejected and the winner will be unable to claim anything.