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Lottery line-up

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People stand in line to buy lottery tickets for the year-end lottery at a booth in Nishi-Ginza, Tokyo, on Saturday. Waiting time is about two hours throughout the day and early evening on weekends and 90 minutes on weekday. The Nishi-Ginza booth is popular because it has sold a number of winning tickets in the past. The winning numbers will be announced on Dec 31.

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While it's true that you can't win if you don't play, your odds of getting struck by lightning are better than your odds of winning the LOTTO. Having said that, I wouldn't even tell my wife if I won

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lotteries in Japan are a rip off prizes are much less than in the EU/ US and you have to fork out much more for tickets. also add to the fact that under Japanese law its illegal for Japanese nationals to buy lottery ticket overseas, another stupid protectionism measure to keep the sheeple looking inward.

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Nothing wrong with a flutter.

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Lotteries are proof that humans are illogical.

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I used to have students who made money playing Pachinko (they don't seem to do that anymore) and one told me the secret for finding a paying machine. Haven't found one yet to tell me how you spot a winning ticket (before the draw).

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Won once back in the early 90s. 100,000 yen ! (Did tell the wife though, @sensei258 !)

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Imagine how crazy Japanese lottery players would go if it came any even remotely close to USA levels.

Average Japanese Lotto prize = 100,000,000 yen

Largest prize in the USA = 181,592,000,000 yen

Average USA mega millions prize = 60,000,000,000 yen

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"Imagine how crazy Japanese lottery players would go if it came any even remotely close to USA levels.

Average Japanese Lotto prize = 100,000,000 yen

Largest prize in the USA = 181,592,000,000 yen

Average USA mega millions prize = 60,000,000,000 yen"

How wonderful. If I won ¥100,000,000, I'd retire tomorrow and enjoy a wonderful life even after donating money to worthy causes.

Filthy rich stinks of filth. You don't need that much unless you are trash or the president-elect of the US.

Or both.

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