General information about Takarakuji Loto 6
This is Japan based lottery game that was launched in October, 2000, or 18 years, 6 months and 16 days ago. Loto6 (ロト6) is currently available only in Japan. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Loto6 (ロト6). The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Takarakujinet Co. In case you want to know more about Takarakujinet Co, here is their official website: http://www.takarakujinet.co.jp. Japan Lotto 6 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Takarakujinet Co can be reached via the following contact details:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: +81 3 3261 8540
- Address: 4-9 Hirakawa-cho, 2-chome Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0093
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Japan Lotto 6 results
Japan Lotto 6 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Takarakujinet Co in Tokyo. At the moment, draws are held twice a week. To be more precise, they are held on Mondays and Thursdays, at 7 p.m. local time. The numbers are drawn using the draw machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on October 5, 2000, or 18 years, 6 months and 16 days ago.
How it works: picking up Japan Lotto 6 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 + 1 / 43. As you can see, players are to choose six main Japan Lotto 6 numbers from the range between 1 and 43 Japan Lotto 6 numbers. Also, according to Takarakuji Loto 6 rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the remaining 37 balls.
Takarakuji Loto 6 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers five prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Loto6 (ロト6) top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for ¥ 100 million. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Loto6 (ロト6) jackpot ever has reached ¥ 400 million. In fact, this amount is actually the jackpot cap, and it has been won for about 15 times. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 6,096,454. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main Japan Lotto 6 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 6,096,454
5 + 1
1 : 1,016,076
1 : 28,224
1 : 610
1 : 39
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 42.
Takarakuji Loto 6 prices
The minimum cost of playing is ¥ 100. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Japan Lotto 6 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 22, 04, 41, 38, 19, and 20. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 40, 05, 06, 29, 33, and 01.
Payouts of Takarakuji Loto 6 prizes
Keep in mind that Loto6 (ロト6) jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It can be received at a Mizuho Bank branch throughout Japan. However, in case you are an international player, you'd better check the regulations in your country of residence. As for prizes of other categories, amounts of less than ¥ 50,000 can be cashed out at any licensed retail venue. To receive a larger prize, you will have to visit the Mizuho Bank, too. A great thing is that Loto6 (ロト6) winnings are tax free. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Japan Lotto 6 results.