• Kyodo News


A crowd of about 1,800 people cheered and groaned as winning numbers were picked for the annual End of Year Jumbo Lottery ceremony Wednesday at Tokyo Koseinenkin Kaikan in Shinjuku Ward.

According to Mizuho Bank, 68 people are estimated to win the ¥200 million first prize, while 136 second-place winners are expected to take home ¥100 million. The actual number of winners will be confirmed later.

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