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Welcome to the Japan Lottery


The Japan Lottery became an official way before any one of us was even born, i.e. back in the 1630’s, but when you talk about the modern Japan lottery, well that began in October 1945, a month after the devastating World War II. The Japan government began selling lottery tickets under the name Takarakuji, which means “fortune lottery” or “treasure lottery”. Once the Japan government was allowed to regularize lottery, in 1954 they gained full control over all Japanese lottery games.

When it comes to approvals, the Japan Lottery is fully approved by the Minister of Home Affairs together with the local assembly, however, the operations of the Japan Lottery is being taken care of by a bank. When it comes to the Japan lottery tickets, they’re either traditional or conventional, which means that either the tickets are pre-printed with numbers or the players get the ability and chance to choose their own numbers before the ticket is printed.

The Japan Lottery Games – The Japan Jumbo Draw


We’ll focus on Japan Lottery’s most popular game – the Japan Jumbo Draw, which is also known as The Richest Asian Lottery Draw! This Japan Lottery takes place 4 times a year and players get to take home massive prizes! For each draw, the Japan Jumbo Draw lottery tickets are exclusively sold by the Mizuho Bank and unfortunately, the tickets are always limited, so players have to be quick to grab one for themselves.

The Japan Jumbo Draws are known as The Richest Asian Lottery Draw because of all the games provided by the Japan Lottery, there’s not a single game that’s as high paying as the Jumbo draw. Moreover, it is believed to be the 2nd largest paying lottery in the entire world following the massive and popular Spanish El Gordo! Up until 2003, only Japanese citizens could play the Jumbo Draw and after that, people from all over the world could participate in this popular Japan Lottery game.

The odds of winning the Japan Jumbo Draw are just 1 in 9 and the total payout amounts to over a whopping $2 billion! Yes, you heard that right, and this is why it is called The Richest Asian Lottery Draw! The best part is that if you win the Japan Jumbo Draw, the prize you win is paid out as a lump sum cash, in fact, all Japanese lottery prizes are paid out the same way. Even better, they’re tax free, so you don’t have to worry about paying tax on your winnings!

The Japan Lottery Proceeds


When the Japan Lottery games were introduced, the main aim was to generate income for Japanese local and national governments. So today, the proceeds from the Japan Lottery are diverted not only to the governments, but also to various Japanese charities, public works, medical schools and welfare societies.

So next time you’re in Japan, don’t only stick to Sushi and video games, look out for the Japan Lottery, specifically the Japan Jumbo Draw and who knows you might come home with a massive Japanese souvenir! So say your prayers and praise the Lady Luck and play the Japan Lottery!

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