Kerala State Lottery program was established in 1967 by the Government of Kerala. After the ban of private lotteries in India in 1967, the Finance Minister of Kerala during that time, P. K. Kunju Sahib, developed the idea of a state-run lottery program. The program provided employment opportunities to the people of the state and also helped in increasing government finance. Initially, the program was set up under the Finance department of the state but is now under the Taxes department of the state. The Kerala Lottery program became very popular, and many other states in India started similar programs. The Kerala state lottery program has around 465 employees under its Directorate located at Vikas Bhavan at Thiruvananthapuram, 14 District Offices, and a Regional Deputy Directorate at Ernakulam. The program offers many weekly prices, along with a few bumper prices.