Kerala Lottery Nava Kerala NK 01: The Kerala government is all set to hold the Nava Kerala Lottery Draw 2018 on October 3 to raise funds for the victims of the devastating floods that ravaged the state in August. While announcing the special draw on September 3, the Kerala lottery department had said it planned to sell 96 lakh tickets, collecting close to Rs 100 crore.

While a single ticket costs Rs 250, a book of 10 tickets costs Rs 1,943. The proceeds from the lottery draw will go towards the Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) to be used for reconstructing the flood-hit state.

More than 300 people lost their lives in the floods in August.

Nava Kerala NK 01 PRIZE MONEY:

First Prize: Rs 1 lakh

Consolation Prize: Rs 5,000

According to a statement issued by Finance and Lotteries Minister Thomas Issac, the first prize carrying an amount of Rs 1 lakh in each of the nine series will be given to 90 people, and a total of 1,08,000 tickets stand a chance of winning Rs 5,000 each.

As per the government plan, 96 lakh tickets were to be printed in a total of nine series. “The target of this special lottery is to raise Rs 100 crore, which will be the net profit for the state government after meeting all expenses of this special lottery, if all the 96 lakh tickets are sold,” IANS had quoted an official from the state government.

The government had announced that the tickets could be sold by NGOs, resident associations and political organisations after collecting them from the lottery offices. There was a 25 per cent commission for those selling the Nava Kerala Lottery tickets.

Members of Kudumbashree, a poverty eradication and women empowerment programme implemented by the Government of Kerala, undertook the task of letting the Navakerala Lottery and were able to raise Rs 7.29 crore.