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Praying for big win

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A monk chants a Buddhist mantra in front of a public lottery counter in Tokyo on Tuesday. Lottery stand owners often hire monks to conduct ritual purification on their stands for a big win.

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I see the priest chanting, but who's the guy in the white robes buying lottery tickets?

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//who's the guy in the white robes buying lottery tickets?

That's a KKK guy on an overseas exchange program, didn't anyone tell you?

Anyway I won.......800 Yen, and not complaining..

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I wonder when that picture was actually taken........

http://www.takarakuji-official.jp/

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looks like a ghost. You can see through his arm and head. Strange scary image.

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And all this for the well-being of the Japanese government.

Darned, "them" got it made!!!

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"I see the priest chanting, but who's the guy in the white robes buying lottery tickets?"

Har!

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The guy in the yellow shirt seems to be praying for improved weather.

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Japanese lotteries are both expensive and the major prize is pittiful compared to foreign lotteries. lucky for the lotteries corps the J Gov made a law that makes it illegal for japanese nationals to play lotteries outside of Japan, yes ridiculous I know. but its just another regulated thing in Japan stopping japanese getting value for there money.

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On the other hand, lottery winnings are not taxed, so if you win 500 million yen, you actually get 500 million yen (minus the cost of the tickets you purchased, of course).

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