# Japan - Numbers 3

### Numbers 3

**Friday**

**08 Dec**2023

### Past Results

**Thursday**07 Dec 2023

- 3
- 8
- 4

### Winning Numbers

**The Most Common Drawn Numbers 3 Numbers - Hot Numbers**

**356**times

**8**Days ago

**29 Nov**2023

**351**times

**1**Days ago

**06 Dec**2023

**345**times

**2**Days ago

**05 Dec**2023

**The Least Often Drawn Numbers 3 Numbers - Cold Numbers**

**309**times

**3**Days ago

**04 Dec**2023

**319**times

**1**Days ago

**06 Dec**2023

**330**times

**6**Days ago

**01 Dec**2023

## Numbers 3

Numbers 3 is just one of multiple lottery games available in Japan.

A Numbers 3 ticket costs JPY 200.

Players select __three__ numbers from 0 to 9.

The top prize is called a **Straight**, which pays out **JPY 90,000**.

Players can make a **Box** bet for numbers drawn in any order. This only pays out 16.67% of the
main prize, corresponding to __three different__ numbers and __six possible combinations__.

Draws take place daily from **Monday to Friday**.

## How to Play Numbers 3?

To play Numbers 3, **select a three-digit number** from each box provided on the ticket depending
on how many times you wish to play.

See the table below as an example of someone who makes three bets: Box A, Box B and Box C.

Box A | Box B | Box C | Box D | Box E |
---|---|---|---|---|

0 0 0 |
0 0 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 |

1 1 1 |
1 1 1 | 1 1 1 |
1 1 1 | 1 1 1 |

2 2 2 |
2 2 2 | 2 2 2 | 2 2 2 | 2 2 2 |

3 3 3 | 3 3 3 | 3 3 3 |
3 3 3 | 3 3 3 |

4 4 4 | 4 4 4 | 4 4 4 | 4 4 4 | 4 4 4 |

5 5 5 | 5 5 5 |
5 5 5 |
5 5 5 | 5 5 5 |

6 6 6 | 6 6 6 | 6 6 6 | 6 6 6 | 6 6 6 |

7 7 7 | 7 7 7 | 7 7 7 | 7 7 7 | 7 7 7 |

8 8 8 | 8 8 8 | 8 8 8 | 8 8 8 | 8 8 8 |

9 9 9 | 9 9 9 | 9 9 9 | 9 9 9 | 9 9 9 |

#### In Box A, **012** is chosen.

If you go for the **Straight** bet top prize, these numbers must be drawn in **exact order** for the top prize of JPY 90,000.

If you go for a **Box** bet, these numbers can be drawn in any order for 16.67% (one-sixth) of the main prize. Easy, right?

#### In Box B, **555** is chosen.

**Only a Straight bet ** top prize can be chosen in this instance. An any-order **Box** bet would make no sense.

#### In Box C, **135** is chosen.

Again, this is applicable for a Straight bet or a Box bet.

To win the main Straight bet prize of JPY 90,000, 135 must be selected in** exact order**.

If you go for a Box bet, 135 can be drawn in **any order**, such as 531, 153, etc.

Remember, a Box bet only pays out JPY 15,000, just 16.67% of the main prize!

## Odds and Prizes

The odds of winning the Numbers 3 main prize are **1 in 1,000** for the **Straight bet
prize**.

The odds of winning a **Box bet prize** of JPY 15.000 are __much better__ at **1 in
167**.

Note: Payouts are only 10% in comparison to __Numbers 4__, but entry is only 10% as well!

Type of bet | Odds | Prize |
---|---|---|

Straight bet | 1 in 1,000 | JPY 90,000 |

Box bet | 1 in 167 | JPY 15,000 |

## Multiple tickets and future draws

You can purchase **multiple tickets for multiple future draws** if you wish.

If you want to buy two or more tickets with the same amount of bets and numbers:

- Use the column
__second farthest to the right__, as shown on your ticket. - Select between 2 and 10 for the number of tickets to purchase.

If you want the same sets of numbers for future draws.

Excellent! You can do this too.

- Use the column to the
__very farthest right__on your ticket. - Again, choose between 2 and 10 for the number of future draws.

## Payouts and Taxes

Lottery winnings in Japan are **paid out as lump sums only**, with players having up to **12
months to claim** their winnings from authorized lottery retailers or participating banks.

Players who buy tickets at an ATM in Japan will have their winnings directly paid into a respective bank account.

**Japan DOES NOT TAX lottery prizes!**

Additional taxes for gifting 1.1 million or more in winnings to friends or relatives does not apply because the maximum Numbers 3 payout is only JPY 90,000.

Numbers 3 is therefore a **great game for quick and easy winnings!**

It is __cheaper than Numbers 4__ and easier to win, but pays out __much__ less.

Players from abroad should check local tax laws to find out if they need to pay tax at home.

## Who Can Play Numbers 3?

Anyone can play Numbers 3 in Japan,**but only genuine residents** **of Japan can claim or
collect lottery prizes!**

To qualify as a legitimate resident you must reside in that country for an uninterrupted period of one full tax year (January 1 through December 31).

Not Japanese then? Never mind, you can still play Numbers 3 ** for pure fun**!__ __

## Where Can I Play Numbers 3

Numbers 3 tickets are usually bought at authorized Takarakuji booths - an authorized retailer across __all of
Japan__ - as well as from the official website and even at selected ATMs.

Participants must be at least 20 years of age.

* Fun fact: Chapter 23 of the Criminal Code of Japan states that gambling is a banned activity! But
special laws allow football pools, public sports and - you got it - LOTTERIES. *

## Frequently Asked Questions

### Can I choose the same three digits such as 000 or 111?

Yes, you can. But this is only applicable for the main prize - the**Straight** bet type. All three
digits must be drawn in **exact order**.

### What is the difference between a Box bet and a Straight bet?

If you choose a **Straight bet**, each number must be drawn in the **exact order**
shown on your ticket.

In a **Box bet**, these numbers can be drawn in **any order**.

But there is no point choosing 000 for a Box bet when you can only win one-sixth of the main prize! Instead, choose three different numbers such as 012 to turn the odds in your favor.

When choosing **012** for a Box bet, you will win in **ALL** of the six following
combinations:

012 / 021

102 / 120

201 / 210

### Can I bet more than once?

Yes, you definitely can.

If you wish to make a single bet, choose numbers from Box A only. For two bets, choose Box A and Box B, etc. See the table above.

### Is the winning amount always the same?

Actually, NO it isn't!

The top prize of JPY 90,000 is classified as a *theoretical* amount because ** it depends on the
amount of sales and the number of winning tickets ** sold.

Two or more people can have the same winning numbers for the Straight bet main prize, therefore reducing the jackpot.