|People dreaming of making a fortune buy “Loto 6” tickets in Tokyo’s Ginza district Monday.|
Tickets for a lottery with Japan’s first jackpot that can accumulate with successive draws went on sale Monday, allowing for a possible grand prize of up to 400 million yen.
The lottery, dubbed “Loto 6,” requires players to choose six numbers between one and 43. The first prize is 100 million yen if the numbers match the winning combination.
If there is no winner, the jackpot is carried over to the next draw, with the maximum amount for the first prize set at 400 million yen, the secretariat of the National Lottery Association said.
Loto 6 tickets cost 200 yen and will be sold every day, it said. Draws will be held every Thursday.
The chances of picking all six winning numbers are around 1 in 6.09 million, far slimmer than the odds for other combination lotteries such as Numbers and Miniloto.
Numbers calls for either choosing three numbers from zero to 999, or four from zero to 9,999. Miniloto contestants choose five numbers between 1 and 31.
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