Welfare Lottery Lucky 7

Lucky 7 requires that players match the seven numbers drawn to win the top prize. Half of the money raised in ticket sales for Lucky 7 draws is set aside for the prize fund.

Draws are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Beijing. Lucky 7 also offers fixed prizes in other tiers, from RMB5 for matching four of any of the seven numbers drawn up to RMB200 for matching five of the seven numbers drawn, with a sixth number on the player’s ticket matching the supplementary number drawn.

For the Lucky 7 game offered by the China Sports Lottery, click here.

How to Play Lucky 7

Players select seven numbers from a possible 30. To win, they must match all of the numbers drawn. A supplementary or “special” number is also generated during the draw, boosting the value of any prizes won in the second, fourth and sixth prize tiers of the game.

You can also make double bets, which increase your chances of winning a prize but do cost more. In a double bet, you will select anywhere from eight to 16 numbers from a pool of 1 to 30.

Another option is to make a banker bet, a kind of system entry in which players select six numbers between 1 and 30 and use it for several entries, but change the seventh number on each line.

Lucky 7 Prizes

Match Win

Seven numbers in seven main numbers drawn

70 percent of 1st – 3rd prize fund. Capped at RMB5 million for a single winner.

Six numbers in seven main numbers drawn , with the seventh number matching the supplementary number

10 percent of 1st – 3rd prize fund. Capped at RMB5 million for a single winner.

Six numbers in seven main numbers

20 percent of 1st – 3rd  prize fund. Capped at RMB5 million for a single winner.

Five numbers in seven main numbers, with the sixth number matching the supplementary number

Fixed prize of RMB200 for a single bet.

Any five numbers in seven main numbers

Fixed prize of RMB50 for a single bet.

Any four numbers in seven main numbers, with the fifth number matching the supplementary number

Fixed prize of RMB10 for a single bet.

Any four numbers in seven main numbers

Fixed prize of RMB5 for a single bet.

Lucky 7 prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the date of the draw in question. Prizes worth more than 10,000 yuan will be subject to income tax at a rate of 20 percent, which will be withheld from the total value of the winnings.

You can collect prizes of up to RMB5,000 at dedicated lottery shops, with non-jackpot awards of higher value paid at lottery centres in big cities. If you win the jackpot, you must claim your prize at your province’s lottery headquarters.