Playwin is an online lottery run by the Sikkim government. It was one of the first such lotteries to be opened in India. Established in November 2001, it has operations in many Indian towns and promoted by the Essel Group through Pan India Network Ltd.

First drawNovember 2001 (2001-11)
OperatorSikkim government

Playwin has four lotto games:

  • Jaldi 5 - Draw every Friday between 22:00 and 22:30.
  • Jaldi 5 Double + - Draw every Wednesday between 21:30 and 22:00.
  • Thunderball Draw every Tuesday between 22:00 and 22:30.
  • Saturday Super Lotto Draw every Saturday between 22:00 and 22:30.

The biggest Playwin jackpot was from the Thursday Super Lotto game, amounting more than Rs.17crore rupees, and won by a resident of Kolkata Mr Jay Prakash Jaiswal. In 2006, Mid Day reported [1] that there was no taker for a winning jackpot ticket in Pune with prize money of Rs 2 Crores. In August 2015, Playwin felicitated and handed over cheques worth over Rs 9 Crores to its jackpot winners at a grand ceremony held at hotel The Lalit in Santa Cruz, Mumbai.[2]

Playwin can also be played online and by phone, with a card. These cards are sold in denominations of 200 rupees, 500 rupees, 1000 rupees and 5000 rupees.

Super Lotto Prize Structure

The table below shows the prizes and odds of winning for both Thursday and Saturday Super Lotto draws.

Super Lotto Prizes and Odds
Matching Numbers Prize Odds of winning
6 numbersRs 2 Crores1 in 13,983,816
5 numbersRs 50,0001 in 54,201
4 numbersRs 5001 in 1,032
3 numbers and bonus ballRs 501 in 57
The overall odds of winning any prize is 1 in 54.[3]

Prior games

Previous games offered prior to 2010 also included Friday Easy Lotto, Lucky 3, Max 3, Keno, Triple Ticket, E-Play, Joker and Joker 5.

In addition, Playwin previously had operations in the Indian states of Karnataka and Maharashtra.

On Thursday 14 March, Playwin made the final drawing of their then popular Thursday Super lotto game[4].


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