Create a Tambola Ticket Using HTML and CSS

Last updated on 5 Apr, 2022

Tambola ticket is the small sheet of paper with a grid of 3 rows and 9 columns. Each row contains 5 random numbers between 1 and 90. We are trying to create our own Tambola ticket using HTML and CSS. We also include a striked number in the design.

The Grid

We need 3 rows and 9 columns to store the numbers. We create it using div tags.

<div class="tambola-ticket">
  <!--First Row-->
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">21</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">45</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell striked">67</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">79</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">90</div>
  <!--Second Row-->
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">2</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">23</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">36</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">77</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">89</div>
  <!--Third Row-->
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">18</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">33</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">44</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">68</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell">75</div>
  <div class="tambola-ticket-cell"></div>

We have 27 cells under .tambola-ticket container. We convert that to 3x9 grid using CSS grids.

.tambola-ticket {
  display: grid;
  max-width: 360px;
  grid-template-columns: repeat(9, 38px [col-start]);
  grid-template-rows: repeat(3, 38px [col-start]);
  column-gap: 2px;
  row-gap: 2px;

display: grid tells that the container is going to be a grid.

grid-template-columns and grid-template-rows specifies number of columns and rows. It also accepts the width and height of cells.

column-gap and row-gap specifies the gap between the cells.

Above CSS is for mobile device, since we follow mobile first approach. Using media queries, we specify the style for larger screens.

@media only screen and (min-width: 600px) {
  .tambola-ticket {
    max-width: 580px;
    grid-template-columns: repeat(9, 60px [col-start]);
    grid-template-rows: repeat(3, 60px [col-start]);
    column-gap: 5px;
    row-gap: 5px;

Styling Cells

Each cell can be styled by defining .tambola-ticket-cell class.

.tambola-ticket-cell {
  background-color: #eee;
  border-radius: 3px;
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  font-size: 18px;
  font-weight: bold;
  color: #555;
@media only screen and (min-width: 600px) {
  .tambola-ticket-cell {
    font-size: 28px;

We are giving a light grey background to each cell and a dark grey as font color. We use media queries to give larger font size in larger screens.

Here is the output now:

Tambola ticket partially styled

When a player clicks on a number, it is marked as striked. We bring that state by adding a striked class to that cell.

<div class="tambola-ticket-cell striked">67</div>

Below is the CSS for styling the striked cell.

.tambola-ticket-cell.striked {
  background-color: #f7c327;
  color: #000;


We have taken Rubik Google font for the ticket. For that, add the font CDN to html.

<link rel="preconnect" href="" />
<link rel="preconnect" href="" crossorigin />

Then specify the font as the style of body tag.

body {
  font-family: "Rubik", sans-serif;

After all these changes, our Tambola ticket looks like this:

Tambola ticket styled

We learned how to use CSS grids and style them. We also learned how to use Google fonts in our project.

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Joby Joseph
Web Architect