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 Jumbo Draw Prize Breakdown

PrizesNo. of PrizesPrize BreakdownCash Payout in Yen(¥)
1st Prize22Match the Winning Ticket Number and Group Number for 1st Prize15,400,000,000
44Ticket before and after winning ticket6,600,000,000
4,378Different class but same number as 1st prize437,800,000
2nd Prize88Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 2nd Prize880,000,000
3rd Prize880Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 3rd Prize880,000,000
4th Prize44,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 4th Prize2,200,000,000
5th Prize1,320,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 5th Prize13,200,000,000
6th Prize4,400,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 6th Prize13,200,000,000
7th Prize44,000,000Match the Winning Ticket Number drawn for the 7th Prize13,200,000,000
Total Prize49,769,412Total Cash Payout65,997,800,000

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.