Only transparent lottery operations can end graft

( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-01-28 07:39:17

A delayed lottery draw on Sunday has plunged the lottery industry into another credibility crisis. A man even notified the top anti-corruption body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, that he suspected an under-the-table deal behind the delay.

This is not the first time the lottery operators and relevant departments have been questioned about the lack of transparency in the entire process of operation and drawing of lotteries, and the use of the money collected.

This time the draw, which should have been broadcast live on TV at 9:30 pm on Sunday, was cancelled and the result was not announced until more than two hours later - 11:40 pm to be precise - with the winner walking away with more than 60 million yuan ($9.67 million).

Only transparent lottery operations can end graft

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