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
|Prizes||No. of Prizes||Prize Breakdown||Cash Payout in Yen|
|1st Prize||23||Match the Winning Ticket Number and Group Number for 1st Prize||11,500,000,000|
|46||Ticket before and after winning ticket||4,600,000,000|
|2,277||Different class but same number as 1st prize||227,700,000|
|2nd Prize||92||Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 2nd Prize||9,200,000,000|
|3rd Prize||46,000||Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 3rd Prize||1,380,000,000|
|4th Prize||2,300,000||Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 4th Prize||6,900,000,000|
|5th Prize||23,000,000||Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 5th Prize||6,900,000,000|
|Total Prize||25,348,438||Total Cash Payout||32,427,700,000|
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.