It’s a warm telly bingo jackpot November afternoon in Kolkata’s swarming Bara Bazaar. On Rabindra Sarani, the street named after great lyricist and poet Rabindranath Tagore, the only music you hear is blaring Bhojpuri pop and the incessant honks of cars and bikes. Sitting for nine straight hours at the counter of one of the many little stores, Milan Goswami, 26, is selling that rarest of commodities—hope. State governments such as those of Kerala, Punjab, Goa and Sikkim, run their own lottery departments and conduct weekly lottery draws and occasional bumper lottery draws. Government lottery is currently legal in 13 Indian states. Latest Stories triple dear night dhamaka 2021 They’ve been offering a West Bengal lottery since 1968 when the West Bengal Directorate of State Lotteries was established.