China Q1 lottery sales up 124%, led by sports

Sports drives first 2020 gain in China lottery

China’s lottery sales jumped 124 percent in Q1, compared with the same period a year earlier, lead by gains in the Sports Lottery.

Total sales were RMB84.5 billion ($13.1 billion), with Welfare Lottery up 88 percent to RMB33.9 billion and Sports Lottery up 157 percent to RMB50.5 billion.