Residents of Japan who didn't win any Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games tickets during the first-round lottery in June will get a second chance to participate in another that begins Thursday.

Applications for this auxiliary lottery — unofficially referred to as "lottery 1.5" — will be accepted online starting from Thursday until 11:59 a.m. on Aug. 19. The results will be announced Sept. 11 and winners will be required to pay by the end of the day on Sept. 24.

The Tokyo Organising Committee decided last month to organize an additional ticket lottery due to "unprecedented interest."