China's welfare and sports lotteries recorded combined annual sales growth of 24 per cent to RMB279.4bn (€36.1bn) in the first nine months of 2014, following a 35 per cent surge in sales in the third quarter.

Third quarter lottery sales amounted to RMB101.0bn according to data released by China’s Ministry of Finance, after sales rose 25 per cent in September to RMB32.3bn.

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