April lottery sales rake in 34.8b yuanChina | 26 May 2016 8:47 pm
Lottery sales increased to 34.88 billion yuan in April, up by 7 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Finance announced.
Welfare lottery sales dropped by 0.8 percent to 17.95 billion yuan, while the sports lottery gained by 16.6 percent to 16.939 billion yuan.
From January to April, lottery tickets worth 125.6 billion yuan were sold, a year-on-year drop of 1.4 percent.
April's lottery sales in Guangdong Province was up by 4.24 billion yuan from a year ago, while Hunan, Yunnan, Henan and Shaanxi provinces also posted large increases, according to the ministry.—Xinhua