Kerala, the Gods own country, added another first to its cap in 1967, when a Department was setup in the Government sector for the first time in India for the conduct of paper Lotteries . It was late  Shri. P. K. Kunju Sahib, who envisaged this idea for the generation of revenue through the sale of lotteries and for providing a stable source of income to the poor and needy belonging to the marginalized section of society.    
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In the year 1967 ,September 1 Department started functioning with  Shri. P. K. Seydu Mohammed  as the founder Director ,released first Lottery Ticket of Kerala with a cost of Rs 1 after declaring of Rs 50,000/-as the first prize . The first draw was conducted on 26.01.1968 .
Soon many other states followed suit by organizing lottery tickets of their own . However, Kerala State Lotteries continue to stay on top in terms of revenue generation,job creation ,credibility, transparency and reliability in the conduct with proactive measures taken to safegaurd the welfare of poor and hapless agents .
   The department conducts seven weekly lotteries in a week and 6 Bumper Lotteries in a year along with a monthly Lottery for each month. Apart from having a Directorate situated in Vikas Bhavan ,Thiruvananthapuram and a Joint Director Office at Ernakulam ,it has 14 District Lottery Offices and 21 Sub Lottery Offices in addition to an office of Regional Deputy Director for Audit in Kozhikodu.Under the Minsitry of Finance, Department of State Lotteries comes under the administrative controle of Taxes(H). Secretory to Government,Taxes Department ,Government of Kerala ,is the authority sepcifically appointed by Government to organise Lottery and to regulate the sale of other state Lotteries with in the State.
Toll Free Number : For airing complaints with Lotteries : 1800 425 8474