Sports drives first 2020 gain in China lottery 

Sports drives first 2020 gain in China lottery

China’s two lotteries put in an impressive performance in July, marking their first month of year-on-year growth of 2020.

In total lottery sales were up 10.4 percent to CNY36.15 billion ($5.28 billion), driven mainly by a 17.1 percent surge in Sports Lottery Sales to CNY20.71 billion.

The Welfare Lottery posted a 2.6 percent gain in the month to CNY15.44 billion. 

For the year to date, total lottery sales are down 34.8 percent at CNY160.05 billion due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Welfare lottery sales are down 33.8 percent while Sports Lottery sales are down 35.6 percent.