What is Jumbo Lotteries in Japan ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #5

Quotation Sauce:Takarakuji webpage

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I wrote this article to clear your question about ‘Jumbo Lottery (Jumbo Takara Kuji) ‘ in Japan.

I would like to explain about ‘Jumbo Lottery’ in Japan, with mainly two parts.

  • Basic knowledge of Jumbo Lottery in Japan
  • Deep Diving into Jumbo Lottery in Japan with answering questions
    • Where we can purchase
    • How to know the results
    • Restriction for foreigners, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about Jumbo Lottery in Japan.

And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have proper information about Jumbo Lottery in Japan, after reading this page.

What is Jumbo Lottery in Japan ?

Quotation Sauce:Takarakuji webpage

Jumbo Lottery is kind of lottery in Japan. In Japanese, it is called as ‘Jumbo Takara Kuji’.

We can get ticket of Jumbo Lottery with JPY 300 per ticket. Lottery consist of two digits of unit number and 6 digits of main number.

The winning money is different in each Jumbo Lottery.

The maximum amount of first prize is 700 million yen in ‘Nenmatsu Jumbo’. And there are prize called ‘Zen-Go Sho’, with money JPY 150 million for numbers before and after the first prize.

In Japanese low, only local governments are allowed to issue Jumbo Lottery. No other parties are allowed to issue the tickets.

Jumbo Lottery in Japan
  • ¥300 per lottery ticket
  • Tickets issued by Local Governments in Japan
  • 2 digits of Unit number and 6 digits of main number
  • Maximum winning money (Nenmatsu Jumbo)
    • 1st prize is 700 million yen
    • Zen-Go Sho prize is 1.5 million yen

Deep Diving into Jumbo Lottery in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about Jumbo Lottery in Japan, in this paragraph with Q & A style, so that you can access information easily.

Please kindly open items what you want to know.

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I hope you can clear your question in this part.

Here is a Basic Flow.

  • Purchase tickets at Stand or internet
  • Imagine to be a winner until Lottery date
  • Check the results
  • Get winning Money

For details of each action, please refer to next question and onwards.

Author’s research

Quotation Sauce:Chance center webpage

We can buy ticket of Jumbo Lottery in various location more than 10,000 places in Japan.

  • At Lottery Stand, called as ‘Chance Center’.
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Tobacco stand, Supermarket, Kiosks (Contracted place only)

Sauce : Stats by Japanese government

If you live in Japan with age over 20, you can get ticket via internet, with registration to Takarakuji official webpage (https://www.takarakuji-official.jp). Unfortunately, it’s not allowed for people outside of Japan to get it via internet.

Sauce : Takarakuji official webpage

Yes, Foreign Tourists are allowed to purchase Jumbo Lotteries at lottery stands in Japan, while it is prohibited to get it via internet.

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Attention ! If you got 1st prize, you need to come to Japan again, to get winning money !

Sauce : Osaka Prefecture (Local government)

We can get the results of Jumbo Lottery with

With showing lottery tickets at the window of the lottery stand, an employee of the stand helps you to check the results with their scanning machine.

Author’s research

The location is designed based on winning money. The winner of lottery can get winning money in following places.

  • Winning Money JPY 10,000 or less
    • All of Lottery stands
    • Mizuho Bank
  • Winning Money exceeding JPY 10,000
    • Mizuho Bank

In case winning money is more than JPY 500,000, the winner need to show following items at Mizuho Bank.

  • Winning Money more than JPY500,000
    • ID card (Driver’s License or Passport, etc)
  • Winning Money more than JPY1,000,000
    • ID card (Driver’s License or Passport, etc)
    • INKAN as Japanese style stamp

Sauce : Takarakuji official

Nenmatsu Jumbo is one of Jumbo Lottery. ‘Nenmatsu’ means ‘End of the year’. This is most popular Jumbo Lottery in Japan, with largest sales amount. The winning money for 1st prize with Zen-GO sho prize is 1 billion, which is highest amount in Japanese Jumbo Lotteries.

Author’s research

There are 5 Jumbo Lotteries in Japan in a year

  • Valentine Jumbo
    • 1st Prize : JPY 200 million
    • Zen-Go Sho Prize : JPY 50 million
    • Lottery Date : Beginning of March
  • Dream Jumbo
    • 1st Prize : JPY 300 million
    • Zen-Go Sho Prize : JPY 100 million
    • Lottery Date : Beginning of June
  • Summer Jumbo
    • 1st Prize : JPY 500 million
    • Zen-Go Sho Prize : JPY 100 million
    • Lottery Date : End of August
  • Halloween Jumbo
    • 1st Prize : JPY 300 million
    • Zen-Go Sho Prize : JPY 100 million
    • Lottery Date : Beginning of November
  • Nenmatsu Jumbo
    • 1st Prize : JPY 700 million
    • Zen-Go Sho Prize : JPY 150 million
    • Lottery Date : 31st. December

Sauce : Takarakuji official

It’s not so high…. 47% of sales amount is used for winning money.

  • 47% is for Winning Money
  • 15% is for operating cost
  • 37% is profit for local governments

Sauce : Takarakuji official

Postscript

That’s all today. How was the content today ?
I Hope this article help you to clear your question about Jumbo Lottery in Japan.

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