Is Lucky draw and online lottery legal in India?


Lottery in Indian is banned except in 13 states Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, Nagaland and Mizoram as per the Lotteries regulation act 1998.
“Lottery tickets and lucky draw are different. In a lottery the individual purchases the ticket and while all of the tickets are sold, a lucky number is drawn. The individual in possession of the ticket will receive a big coins prize. Lottery in India is banned in thirteen states Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh,Sikkim, Goa,West Bengal,Nagaland and Mizoram as in line with the Lotteries law act 1998.
However, lucky draw is legal in India currently the NITI Aayog clarified that the Lotteries Regulation Act, 1998 Section 2(b) states that the lucky draws that are carried out to sell virtual transactions do now no longer come below the class of lottery and are hence aren’t banned. Lucky draws wherein the customers can themslves come and select a price tag will now no longer be violative of the Lotteries law acct, 1998.
Further, Section 2(1)(r) Consumer Protection Act, 1986 additionally prohibits any form of unfair exchange exercise which incorporates carrying out any lottery or contests whether or not talent or risk to sell the sale, use or deliver of any items or for the supply of any provider. The NITI Aayog has clarified this too as presenting fortunate attracts to sell virtual transactions does now no longer consist of any provider and the consumer does now no longer pay something for purchasing the reward. Therefore, fortunate draw does now no longer come below the purview of client safety act.”

Reference:  – – AHG77 – 202100580 – 37 – 36 – 202100179202100331156


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