• Kyodo News


Japan’s second-largest soccer lottery prize of 563 million yen was logged Sunday, the National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health said. There were seven winning tickets.

The record prize for the Big soccer lottery of around 584 million yen was set last November. Big’s top prize is capped at 600 million yen.

The lottery was for matches played in the J. League on Saturday and Sunday. The combined sales figure for the entire range of soccer lottery tickets was a record 6.53 billion yen.

Big’s first prize is awarded when all the results on a ticket match results from the J. League’s first and second division games, including draws. A computer system randomly predicts the results for the holder.

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