Vishu Bumper 2017: Kerala lottery department for Vishu Bumper 2017 Lottery announced the result of the lucky draw earlier today. The 55th edition of the bumper draw of Kerala lottieries was organised at Sree Chitra Home Auditorium in Pazhavangadi in Thiruvananthapuram by the Directorate of State Lotteries which has been conducting draws of many lotteries ever since 1967. The full list of Vishu Bumper-2017 was published on Kerala Lotteries official website on May 24 at 3:30 pm. Here is the complete list of Vishu Bumper- BR55 lotteries and the winning ticket numbers. The tickets are in six different series including VB, IB, SB, HB, UB, and KB.
As per the official website of Kerala lotteries, prize money for the first position was kept as high as 4 crore followed by second and third position for 10 lakh and 5 lakh respectively. Consolation prize money for the draw was Rs 1 lakh.
All the lucky winners have been asked to confirm their winning lottery numbers with a copy of the result published in the Kerala Government Gazette and submit the tickets within 30 days to claim their prize money.
In a recent update, the government has decided to levy 28 per cent goods and services (GST) tax on lottery tickets. As per a report by India.com, the lottery industry in India stands tall as a 5,000 cr industry and till now the states that allowed lotteries have had negligible or zero tax charged on them.
After the GST implementation, the government is now looking to tax all the three major components of a lottery including the prize money, the operators’ profit and government’s income. However, many media reports say that lottery providers are not happy with the move as the prize money already falls under the standard income tax slab.