The Group currently distributes lottery (including lotto, sports lottery and instant scratch tickets) by expanding its physical lottery sales channels in China, which are mostly retail sales outlets operated by Alibaba Group. During the Six-Month Period of 2021, the Group generated revenue from the distribution of lottery through retail sales outlets, representing an increase of approximately 142.6% over the corresponding period in 2020. Such increase was mainly attributable to the increase in average lottery sales volume per sales outlet as a result of the rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic impact and the Group’s continuous efforts in expanding its network of collaborating retail sales outlets for lottery distribution with an increase of approximately 80% in the number of such outlets over the corresponding period in 2020.
The Group has successfully launched its dedicated lottery resources channel on mobile Taobao and mobile Alipay. While this lottery resources channel has not conducted any internet lottery sales, it serves as a one-stop platform for many lottery-related services and resources, providing lottery players and online users in China an easy access to information and resources that address various lottery needs.