Police are looking for the benevolent owner of 2,000 lottery tickets that were presumably left intentionally at the Tochigi City Hall in Tochigi Prefecture.
The tickets, placed in paper bags, were found inside the elevator of the administrative building’s parking lot at around noon on Monday by a woman. A handwritten note reading “If any of these tickets win a prize in the lottery, please use the money to help victims of storm disasters,” addressed to the Tochigi mayor, was also enclosed, Fuji TV reported.
The tickets, worth 600,000 yen, are for the famous year-end jumbo lottery draw. The top prize is 500 million yen.
Though the results of the draw will be announced on Dec 31, according to Japanese regulations, the tickets are treated as lost items and thereby cannot be used by a second party.
The police are currently looking to identify the owner and return his potential fortune.© Japan Today