The Directorate of State Lotteries was created on 23.02.1995 to organize, conduct & promote the State Lotteries.
The Directorate of Small Savings and Lotteries was established w.e.f. 01.04.2006 by merging the Directorate of State Lotteries and National Savings Organisation into one Department under the nomenclature as Directorate of Small Savings & Lotteries.
Government vide Gazette notification No.JS(Bud)/32/2010 dated 7th May, 2010 started Online Lottery w.e.f. 10.05.2010 by appointing M/s. Sugal & Damani Enterprises Private Limited as Sole Agent to operate lotteries of the Goa State. The results are published in the newspaper, Official Gazette and also on department website www.goastatelotteries.gov.in.The results of Goa State lotteries are published in various newspapers e.g.: Vishwa Darpan - two editions Pune & Goa (English), Vishwa Darpan - two editions Pune & Goa (Marathi), Echo of India - two editions Port Blair & Kolkata (English), Goan Observer - Goa edition (English), Deshdoot – five editions Nashik + Jalgaon + Nandurbar + Dhule + Ahmednagar (Marathi), Sarvamat - Nashik+ Jalgaon + Nandurbar + Dhule + Ahmednagar (Marathi), Deshonnati – six editions Akola + Amravati + Buldana + Yevatmal + Marathwada + Jalgaon (Marathi), Gomantak – Panaji edition (Marathi), Gujrat Samachar – Mumbai edition (Gujrati), Kesari – five editions Pune + Ahmednagar + Sangli + Solapur + Chiplun (Marathi), Lokmat – Nagpur edition (Marathi), Navbharat – Nagpur edition (Hindi), Navakal – Mumbai edition (Marathi), Pudhari – eight editions Kolhapur + Sangli + Satara + Belgaum + Goa + Solapur + Sindhudurg + Ratnagiri (Marathi), Ratnagiri Times – Konkan edition (Marathi), Saamna – Aurangabad edition (Marathi), Sanchar – Solapur edition (Marathi) etc.The scheme formulated from time to time are notified in Official Gazette.
This Department release Grant-in-Aid to IPA (Provedoria) for implementation of its various welfare schemes for the poor and under-privileged and maintenance of old age homes and asylums in South Goa and North Goa. Further these funds are also utilized to run the Sanjay School for the Special children with an effort to join them in mainstream specially in education system.
Under Small Savings Schemes agents are appointed to mobilize more financial resources in the state. The Small Savings wing is having three agencies viz. Standardised Agency System (SAS), Mahila Pradhan Kshtriya Bachat Yojana (MPKBY) and Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme of National Savings Organisation.