China Lottery revenue jumps 24.9 percent, led by sports growth

Chinese lottery revenues jumped 24.9 percent in August to RMB 24.62 billion (US $4 billion), the fastest pace since May 2012. Sports lottery sales led the way, with a 31.8 percent increase, according to Ministry of Finance figures. Market growth for the year is 17.6 percent to RMB 198.7 billion.