Gambling, as a whole, is banned in India. The country discourages its citizens to take part in any type of game of chance. However, sports betting, horse race betting and the lottery have a great influence over Indian punters.
This is mainly because the laws governing gambling in India have certain loopholes and reliefs for the states. It allows the state governments to take the decision to either ban or legalise lottery or other gambling activities inside their respective boundaries.
As a result, there are three states where gambling houses are legal and 13 states where the government lottery is active.
You will be happy to know that along with government paper lotteries, online lotteries can also be played in Mizoram. Government laws and regulations do not bar anyone from buying tickets online. However, there are a few things that one must know while buying tickets through any of the modes.
There are many online lottery websites that are based outside India and have managed to attract many punters towards their platforms. These websites allow people to buy tickets to some of the most promising and rewarding international lottery draws. As it is difficult to track anyone buying the tickets online, the Indian government decided to remain silent on this matter. Therefore, it is safe to interpret that online lottery sites are not banned in Mizoram.
The law does not allow anyone from India to run an online lottery or gambling website. This is the reason why government lottery tickets are not sold online. However, there are some government-recommended websites where you can buy Mizoram State Lottery. Also, the government encourages people to make sure that the website they are buying tickets from is licensed and regulated. This ensures the security and safety of their money and personal information.
In 1987 the Directorate of State Lotteries was established which followed the legalisation of government lotteries in Mizoram. The authority is currently known as the Directorate of Institutional Finance and State Lottery, in short IF&SL, which regulates the fair conduct of lottery draws, approves and decides the schemes, draw schedule, cost and price of tickets and appoints vendors for selling the tickets.
The IF&SL allows tickets to be sold in other states where the lottery is not banned and allows the sale of other state lotteries, like Punjab and Sikkim. However, these tickets should only be sold offline in paper form and not online. Also, the state encourages people to buy tickets only through authorised vendors as there have been many incidents where fake tickets have been sold.
Buying lottery tickets online in Mizoram is very easy. All you need is a decent internet connection and an online payment source. Follow the steps given below to buy online lottery tickets in Mizoram.
One advantage that online lotteries have over traditional lotteries is that it allows you to choose the number on the tickets. This feature is not seen in traditional lotteries. You can also use their “Quick Pick” option if you do not wish to manually select the numbers. Also, you can enter more than one draws with the ticket(s) you have purchased. This means you do not have to buy tickets again and again; you can make the payment for all the draws in one go.
Lottery websites like Lottoland, Lotto247, Playhugelottos, LottoSmile and The Lotter bring highly rewarding international draws like Powerball, Mega Millions, Euro Millions and SuperEnaLotto at the doorstep of the punters without having them to travel to a different country. Some of these websites even buy official tickets on your behalf through their local agents. You may also receive a scanned copy of your ticket through email as proof.
You can buy Mizoram State Lottery tickets through authorised vendors or stockists who are appointed by the Director, IF&SL through tenders. The good thing is Mizoram lottery tickets can be bought in other states as well. People living in states where government lottery is legal, and the jurisdiction does not ban the sale of other state lotteries, can buy the lottery tickets of Mizoram state lottery.
Currently, there is a Rajshree lottery scheme under which 5 weekly draws, 8 monthly draws and 1 yearly draw are conducted. The weekly draw includes Magic 50 (on Monday and Thursday), Magic 20 (on Sunday), Magic 30(on Saturday) and Magic 100 (on Wednesday). These tickets cost the same as their number. For example, Magic 50 costs INR 50. The draw time for weekly draws is 5 PM and is not conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Rajshree 250, Rajshree 500, Rajshree 10 and Rajshree 20 draws are conducted on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Rajshree 25, Rajshree 50, Rajshree 100 and Rajshree 30 are conducted on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of each month. These tickets cost the same as their number. For example, Rajshree 500 costs INR 500. All draws, apart from Rajshree 30 which is conducted at 8 PM, are conducted at 5 PM.
The one yearly draw of Mizoram State Lottery is the Rajshree Basant Panchmi draw which is conducted in the month of Basant Panchmi. It costs INR 250 and the draw time is 2 PM. The winning price for each draw is different. The lowest price is INR 100 and the highest price is INR 10 Lacs. Players can check the result live as it is streamed on YouTube.
To say that a government lottery is 100% safe would be an overstatement. Mizoram State Lottery has multiple schemes and draws each month and is regulated by the IF&SL. However, it still lacks security as security marks as another state lottery has. This makes it more prone to being forged. Therefore, it is recommended that punters purchase the tickets from authorised vendors only. Also, make sure that your ticket has a state stamp on it. Or if you are aiming for a bigger jackpot, online lottery websites are available 24/7. Just buy a ticket and you are in the race.