KBPS has taken up the work of printing and supplying of lottery tickets for the use of the Government from 1984. As per the agreement executed, the work is being done under strict security arrangements and in accordance with the specification and particulars containing in the order of the Director of State Lotteries, TVM. We are printing the required number of tickets for each of the lotteries as per the intend placed by the Director of state Lotteries from time to time. As per direction from the Lottery department, the conventional numbering system was later changed to computer generated bar code numbering from 2004 onwards. The Lottery department is taking delivery of the tickets directly from the Press after strict verification. The average production of tickets per week will be around 65 lakhs.
Printing of tickets
Tickets are printed in sheet fed HMT machines with four colour on front side and price structure in single black in back side.
1.Conventional numbering system
From the year 1984 to 2007, all lottery tickets were printed in conventional system. In this system, the printed tickets were got numbered in Letter Press machines and checking was done manually by the staff in the lottery section.
2.Computer generated bar code numbering system
The computer generated bar coding in lottery tickets was started from 1/1/2008 by the introduction of this system, bar coding, serial numbering and cross numbering are done in computer on the basis of the software supplied by the lottery department.
Bar coding, serial numbering and cross numbering are carried out in the computer system by engaging required contractors within the press and the work is executed by utilizing their facilities but strictly under our super vision.
Details of existing lottery tickets
Win win – 40 lakhs
Existing production in the lottery section
Checking – 9,000 sheets (5 ups tickets)
Stiching – 8 lakhs tickets
Ent – 8 lakhs
Existing staff in the lottery section
Deputy Manager – 1 No.
Supervisor – 2
Employees – 33
Apprentices – Nil