Japan Jumbo Draw

The Jumbo Draw is the largest and highest paying amongst all Japanese Takara-kuji (literally translated as "treasure" or "fortune") Lotteries. In fact, with the exception of the Spanish El Gordo Draw, it's the biggest Lottery Draw in the world.

Lotteries originated in Japan in the 1600s. They were banned and resurrected several times until being banned entirely in 1842. After more than a hundred years of absence, the Japanese penchant for gambling could no longer be restrained and lotteries were finally revived in 1945. Takara-kuji lotteries were used to rebuild the country and help stave off rapidly escalating inflation.

Japan "Year-End" Jumbo Draw Prize Breakdown

PrizesNo. of PrizesPrize BreakdownCash Payout in Yen
1st Prize24Match the Winning Ticket Number and Group Number for 1st Prize16,800,000,000
48Ticket before and after winning ticket7,200,000,000
4,776Different class but same number as 1st prize477,600,000
2nd Prize72Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 2nd Prize720,000,000
3rd Prize2,400Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 3rd Prize2,400,000,000
4th Prize96,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 4th Prize9,600,000,000
5th Prize480,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 5th Prize4,800,000,000
6th Prize4,800,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 6th Prize14,400,000,000
7th Prize48,000,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 7th Prize14,400,000,000
Total Prize53,383,320Total Cash Payout70,797,600,000

Your Japan Jumbo Ticket Will Look Like This:

This number tells you in which Draw you are playing. This Ticket for example, is for the 696th Japan Jumbo Draw.

This part shows the Group Number of your ticket. There are usually 100 Groups in each Draw. To win the First Prize, you must have both the correct Ticket Number and correct Group Number.

This six-digit figure is your Ticket number.