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 "Summer" Jumbo Draw Prize Breakdown

PrizesNo. of PrizesPrize BreakdownCash Payout in Yen
1st Prize21Match the Winning Ticket Number and Group Number for 1st Prize500,000,000
42Ticket before and after winning ticket100,000,000
2,079Different class but same number as 1st prize100,000
2nd Prize42Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 2nd Prize10,000,000
3rd Prize210Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 3rd Prize1,000,000
4th Prize6,300Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 4th Prize100,000
5th Prize2,100,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 5th Prize3,000
6th Prize21,000,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 6th Prize300
Summer Festival Special42,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the Summer Festival Special20,000
Total Prize23,150,694Total Cash Payout611,223,300

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.