THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Lotteries Department will start live telecast of its draws this year. This was announced by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the valedictory of the golden jubilee celebrations of state lotteries here on Wednesday. “Government is taking all steps for the security of state lotteries, including high security facilities for ticket design and printing, Pinarayi said.
Handwritten lottery and other-state lotteries are two major threats faced by the state lotteries, he said. Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, who presided over the function, said the government intends to change the prize structure of state lotteries by increasing the number of small prizes and reducing big prizes.