The lottery system of this one is comprised of other lotto games common in Japan and known as the Takara-kuji. The Japan Jumbo draw is the culmination of all the big draws of the year. However, there are regular draws the rest of the year which also give out massive prizes.
The Japan Jumbo Draw can be accessed worldwide and everyone is welcome to play especially the international subscribers. One of the best features of this lottery game is that it has very high odds of winning.
The Japan Jumbo draw is some of the few example of a non-exclusive lotto that can be accessed in Japan. This lotto game creates a name for itself starting with the date the tickets are on sale because there are limited amount of tickets and not everyone can buy the tickets. Even Japanese themselves are not assured that they can purchase tickets. The local and official lotto ticket distributor, which is the Mizuno Bank, keeps the tickets until it is time to sell them. Most often than not, the tickets are sold out immediately.
The expansion of this lottery game to international players began in 2003 and done through secured online purchasing system. Through this expansion, Japanese and international players gained access to buy lottery tickets easily and simply.
For the upcoming June 2013 draw, Japan Jumbo Draw offers as much as US$ 278 Million in its cash prizes and is broken down as follows:
- 17 First Prize Payouts Totaling ¥5.9 Billion (Over ¥350 Million each)
- 68 Second Prizes Worth Over ¥680 Million (Over ¥10 Million each)
- PLUS: At least ¥18 Billion in cash payouts for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and other subsidiary Prizes!