Punjab State Lotteries

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To those of you who are new to the lottery game or if you have simply never heard of the name, this one’s for you.

As the name suggests, the Punjab State Lottery is essentially a lottery backed by the Punjab Government’s financial department that promotes transparency and legitimate lottery in India. It is filled with monthly ‘Bumper’ lotteries and draws as they celebrate an array of festivals all year round.

The Punjab state lottery has been up and running since way back in 1968. All draws are made in the Zila Parishad Building, Ludiagarh, Punjab. If you’re already invested at this point, there’s a whole lot more where that came from. Read on to learn more about Punjab state lotteries!

Dear Bumper Lottery Draws

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If you are familiar with the classic Punjab state monthly draws, then don’t worry because the Dear Bumper pb state lottery pretty much works the same way.

In a nutshell, for every lottery ticket you buy, there will be a series of numbers in the range of 00000 to 99999. This may or may not come with a letter before the first number, as it is to be determined by the series number and draw you got.

With not one but nine different pb state lottery Dear Bumper draws to choose from, you can easily get a ticket that typically costs between 20 Rupees and 5,000 Rupees (depending on which draw you choose). Results of the Punjab state lotteries will be shown from 8:00 PM onwards, and prize amounts start at 100 rupees to a whopping 5.25 Crore!

With that being said, here is the complete list of these draws:

Dear 5000 Quarterly

Starting with the most expensive lottery ticket is the Dear 5000 that is held once every yearly quarter. As you may have guessed, a ticket costs 5,000 Rupees, and only 10,000 pieces of tickets will be available for each draw.

On the plus side of being the most costly, it gives you a higher chance of winning the 1 Crore Rupees as ticket sales are very limited.

Dear 2000 Monthly

Here, draws occur every month’s first Saturday with 2,000 Rupees as the cost of one lotto ticket entry. This lottery has six prize tiers, with 5.2 Crore as your number one prize, creating a pretty great likelihood of claiming glory.

All you have to do is get a lotto ticket with five numbers that match a series of numbers displayed on the results draw, and if you do, be prepared to claim your cha-chings.

Dear 1000 Weekly

punjab state lottery winnerUnlike the Dear 2000, this lottery draws every Saturday, which means more chances to play! The ultimate prize is set at 1.28 Crore. For every one of the 50,000 tickets sold per draw, you will be getting a series of four numbers with a corresponding letter (A, B, C, D, or E).

This also has six prize tiers where you will stand a chance of winning prizes by either matching your ticket to the winning combination or just the last 4 numbers, so keep your eyes on the results announcement.

Dear 500 Weekly

It occurs every Friday and is packed with winnings starting at 2,000 Rupees up to 78 Lakh throughout all six prize tiers! All you need is 500 Rupees, and you’re all set to play. The Dear 500 Weekly pb state lottery only sells 10,000 tickets per draw.

To win the ultimate prize, you will have to get the 5-character combination, a letter (A, B, C, D, or E), followed by the 4-number series. But fear not, you can still win in other prize tiers with the last 4 digits you may have gotten.

Dear 250 Weekly

It is held every Thursday evening and is filled with not six but seven prize tiers with 63 Lakh as the jackpot! The lottery ticket price starts at 250 Rupees with only a single 5-digit series on sale per week and is packed with prizes with a chase to win a minimum of 1,000 Rupees.

To win the top prize, all you need to do is get the winning 5-digit combo as stated in the results. For the remaining prize tiers, you only need to match the last 4 numbers.

Dear 200 Weekly

It occurs every Wednesday of the week, with a sum of seven tiers of prizes and a holy grail prize of 53 Lakh! To enter, all you need is 200 Rupees for a shot at winning the number one prize amount.

Once you purchase a Punjab lotto ticket, you’ll get a series of 5 numbers between and including 00000 and 99999. If you match all 5 digits, the ultimate gift is yours for the taking. Otherwise, you’ll still be able to win other prize tiers by the last 4 numbers.

Dear 100 Weekly

Every Tuesday, you’ll get the opportunity to win all 43 Lakh to yourself, including the seven prize tiers when you enter. The best part is that it only costs 100 Rupees to play. Like most draws, you’ll be given a set of 5 numbers with a series (A, B, or C).

If you match the series letter and the 5 numbers, congrats! The money is yours! If not, then you’ll still be in the game to win the remaining prize tiers starting at 500 Rupees.

Dear 50 Weekly

punjab lottery sambadIf Monday isn’t your favorite day, it’s about to be. The Dear 50 takes place every Monday with a lottery ticket price of only 200 Rupees for a chance to take a total of 23 Lakh home with you or the other prize tiers available.

The minimum winning among the seven prize tiers is 200 Rupees, which means you get your money back and a chance to go another round the following week.

For every draw, you will get a series label (A, B, C, D, or E) and a set of 5 digits. Match the series label and the 5-number combo with the results, and voila, the 23 Lakh is yours.

Dear 20 Weekly

Finally, we have the Dear 20 Weekly held every Sunday with a jackpot prize of 13 Lakh and seven prize tiers to win from! This has the cheapest cost of entry at only 20 Rupees to test out your lucky stars.

To win, you will have to get the winning combination of the series label (A, B, C, D, or E) and the corresponding 5 numbers. The minimum prize starts at 100 Rupees among all seven tiers available.

Punjab Bumper Lottery Scheme: In a glance

Draw Month(s) Bumper Lottery
January to December Dear Bumper Lotteries
January New Year Lohri Bumper Lottery
August Rakhi Bumper Lottery
October or November Diwali Bumper Lottery

Punjab Bumper Lotteries

While the Dear Bumper Lotteries occur every month of the year, there are special lotteries dedicated to calendar events such as the New Year or religious festivals such as Diwali. Here are the three lotteries you should know about.

New Year Lohri

As the name suggests, it is held annually every January to celebrate the first day of a new year. It is also known as Punjab’s most prominent draw. Participating in this lottery can get you a jackpot of 2.5 Crore!

Rakhi Bumper

punjab rakhi bumperThis Bumper lottery can either be held on or throughout the Raksha Bandhan Hindu festival. Test your luck on winning a multitude of prizes with the grand prize of 1.5 Crore Rupees!

Diwali Bumper

Last but certainly not least, the Diwali Bumper lottery takes place annually during the celebration of the Festival of Lights. Just like the Rakhi Bumper lottery, you can win up to 1.5 Crore Rupees, along with countless other prize money.

How to check Punjab State Lottery Draw Results

To find out whether you won any prize tiers or not, simply check out their official website, where results will be displayed not long after the 8 PM draw for all lotteries.

Simply make your way to their homepage and select “Watch lottery draws live,” and you will be redirected to a new page, and then you’ll want to click on “Watch live draw.” This should take you to a live stream Youtube video with the winning numbers announced at the designated time.


Aside from having an array of Punjab state lotteries with various prices and lucrative prize winnings, you’ll also be helping the Punjab Government promote ethical and clean pb state lottery plays. Regardless of how much you choose to play with, always ensure you manage your finances wisely and know the game’s risks. Otherwise, see you at the next draw!

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