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Takarakuji! Today is ‘Takarakuji no hi’, or ‘lottery day’. There are many kinds of lottery in Japan such as Scratch, Numbers, Lotto, and Toto, but probably the most famous one is Jumbo. The Jumbo lottery is held five times a year with the biggest prize money offered in the Summer Jumbo and End of Year Jumbo. One ticket is 300 yen. Most people buy a ‘bara’ packet, which includes 10 tickets with random numbers, or a ‘renban’ packet, which contains 10 tickets in number sequence. Because so many people play, the prize money is huge, but that also means the chances of winning are extremely small. The top prize is […]