Press Releases2011

Apr 27, 2011
Three Crorepati's added to Playwin's Hall of Fame!

•    Playwin re-iterates it's stand as the 'Most Transparent Player in the industry
•    Distributes over 23 crores to three jackpot winners
Mumbai, April 26th, 2011: Playwin, pioneers in the Lotto gaming industry today added three new names to their Crorepati Hall of Fame!. The company handed over cheques of Twenty Three Crores to their jackpot winners at a glittering function held in Mumbai today, thus reiterating the fact that Playwin is one of the most transparent players in the gaming space. Mr. Tsegyal Tashi, Director-Sikkim State Lotteries, Government of Sikkim, Mr.Rahul Tangri, VP-Pan India Network Ltd. and TV personality Shweta Tiwari handed over the cheques to all the three winners. Mr. Bharat Krushnaji Vanarase from Pune won an amount of Rs. 7,77,34,582,  Mr. Bharat Nanji Thakkar from Mumbai won Rs 11,87,68,226 and Mr. Satish Vamanrao Algur from Kolkata won Rs 2,14,00,000. It was for the very first time in the history of Lotto Gaming that an amount grossing over 23 crores was handed over to the winners at one go!.

Till date Playwin has created 75 crorepatis, that's 1 every 1.5 months and over 3,200 lakhpatis from all over India, more than Rs.7,000 Crores has been distributed in way of prize money. This makes Playwin one of the most successful forms of gaming within a short span of 9 years since its establishment. Playwin is fast changing perception about lottery and is now widely accepted by all SEC classes barring exceptions. By creating winners, Playwin has helped them to fulfill their long cherished dreams.

Mr. Bharat Krushnaji Vanarase of Pune city, 59 years of age and a Head Cashier at Central bank of India by profession feels proud to be the lucky winner of Saturday Super Lotto whereas Mr. Bharat Nanji Thakkar, 36 years of age, residing in Mumbai feels the luck is truly on his side as Playwin's Thursday Super Lotto has completely transformed his life. Mr. Satish Vamanrao Algur, a 40 year old resident of Kolkatta is on cloud nine as he considers himself very lucky to have won the Thursday Super Lotto jackpot amount. All the winners feel that with the winning amount they can now secure their respective family's future. The retailers who sold these tickets will be getting 1% commission of the winning jackpot amount.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Tsegyal Tashi, Director, Sikkim State Lotteries averred "Playwin helps create real life fairytales and the State of Sikkim is very glad to help people fulfill their dreams. In India, the online lottery was introduced about nine years back when Playwin started this business. Sikkim was the first Indian state to go in for this lottery and over the years the online lottery industry has only grown...from strength to strength. We are also very keen to develop the lotto industry in India and we see Sikkim State Lotteries as the number one in the gaming sector. We stand on the pillars of transparency and will ensure that remains in all our formats and games in the future.We are confident that Playwin will continue to change the stars of countless and we are glad to be partners in this phenomenon".

Commenting on this milestone, which is not only for Playwin but also for the winners, Mr. Rahul Tangri, VP, Pan India Network Ltd said, "Playwin through this cheque handover ceremony strengthens its position as one of the most transparent players in the market. The winning jackpot is always a product of chance and we encourage participants to take a chance on the Super Lotto; the luck factor may just be on their side. Today all online lottery transactions are totally transparent and on par with any banking or insurance industry. Online Lottery is more of an aspirational value today unlike earlier. It has always been our sincere endeavor to make Playwin a genuine medium of Gaming & Entertainment, in the due process, helping people to enjoy and win big money. In future also it will be our sincere attempt to introduce more interactivity, big prize money and new games for the participants".

Playwin has always recognized its responsibility towards the wider communities they operate in. As a gaming company, Playwin operates with various gaming platform such as retail terminals, internet presence through & mobile presence through SMS mode.  

About Pan India Network Ltd.
Playwin is the lotto & gaming brand of Pan India Network Ltd., part of the 3 Billion Dollar Essel Group of Companies. The biggest jackpot was won by a single winner of Rs. 17.29 Crore on Playwin's Thursday Super Lotto. Till date Playwin has announced 75 crorepatis and over 3,200 lakhpati's from all over India making it one of the most successful forms of gaming within a short span of 9 years since its establishment. For more information on Playwin please visit: or call 1800 22 92 92/ 93 93

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