# Japan - Takarakuji Loto 6

### Takarakuji Loto 6

**Thursday**

**20 Jun**2024

### Past Results

**Monday**17 Jun 2024

- 4
- 5
- 17
- 20
- 29
- 30
- 40

**600,000,000¥**

### Top Jackpot This Week

__United States__

### Winning Numbers

**The Most Common Drawn Takarakuji Loto 6 Numbers - Hot Numbers**

**87**times

**17**Days ago

**03 Jun**2024

**87**times

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**30 May**2024

**82**times

**7**Days ago

**13 Jun**2024

**80**times

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**10 Jun**2024

**80**times

**7**Days ago

**13 Jun**2024

**80**times

**10**Days ago

**10 Jun**2024

**21**times

**94**Days ago

**18 Mar**2024

**The Least Often Drawn Takarakuji Loto 6 Numbers - Cold Numbers**

**55**times

**35**Days ago

**16 May**2024

**58**times

**21**Days ago

**30 May**2024

**59**times

**7**Days ago

**13 Jun**2024

**59**times

**28**Days ago

**23 May**2024

**60**times

**49**Days ago

**02 May**2024

**60**times

**7**Days ago

**13 Jun**2024

**6**times

**77**Days ago

**04 Apr**2024

## Takarakuji Loto 6

Loto 6 is one of the biggest lottery games in Japan, just behind Loto 7 in terms of payouts and prizes.

A Loto 6 ticket costs JPY 200.

Players select __SIX__ numbers from __1 to 43__.

The TOP PRIZE is **JPY 200,000,000**.

If the top prize carries over, the first-place winner takes home **JPY 600 million **in the next draw.

Draws take place every __Monday and Thursday__.

Advance play is available to enter up to 50 draws at once, plus a Joint Purchase option to enter Loto 6 as a group, who are able to select up to 17 numbers to enter all possible combinations.

Unlike many other global lotteries, Loto 6 does not have any other games or ways of winning beyond the main draw.

## How to Play Loto 6?

To play Loto 6 in Japan, **select six numbers **from box A on your ticket. There are 43 possible
numbers. One bonus number will be

__automatically__selected for you.

Players are allowed to make more than one bet at a time.

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

### Loto 6 Table

Box A | Box B | Box C | Box D |

11 21 31 41 1 |
1 11 21 31 41 | 1 11 21 31 41 | 1 11 21 31 41 |

2 12 22 32 42 | 2 22 32 1242 |
2 12 22 32 42 | 2 12 22 32 42 |

13 23 33 43 3 |
3 13 23 33 43 |
3 13 23 33 43 | 3 13 23 33 43 |

4 24 34 xx 14 |
4 14 24 34 xx | 4 14 24 34 xx | 4 14 24 34 xx |

5 15 35 xx 25 |
5 15 25 35 xx | 35 xx 5 15 25 |
5 15 25 35 xx |

6 16 36 xx 26 |
6 26 36 xx 16 |
6 16 26 36 xx | 6 16 26 36 xx |

7 17 27 37 xx | 7 17 37 xx 27 |
7 17 27 37 xx | 7 17 27 37 xx |

8 18 28 38 xx | 8 18 28 38 xx | 8 18 28 38 xx | 8 18 28 38 xx |

9 19 39 xx 29 |
9 19 29 39 xx | 9 xx 19 29 39 |
9 19 29 39 xx |

10 20 30 40 xx | 10 20 40 xx 30 |
10 20 30 40 xx | 10 20 30 40 xx |

#### Box A

In Box A, numbers **1, 3,** **14, 25, 26 & 29** are chosen.

You will win __two hundred million JPY__ if your numbers appear in the Friday draw.

If no-one wins on Friday, the winner will take home __six hundred million JPY if their numbers appear the
following Friday__ . The jackpot is capped at JPY 600 million.

#### Box B

In Box B, numbers **12, 16, 27, 30, 42 & 43** are chosen.

#### Box C

In Box C, numbers **5, 15, 19, 25, 29 & 39** are chosen.

During the Friday draw, six main numbers are drawn plus __one automatically selected bonus number__.

## 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 you wish to purchase.

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

Awesome! 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.

## Odds and Prizes

The odds of winning Loto 6 __prize category 1__ are 1 in 6,096,454.

The odds of winning Loto 6 __prize category 2__ are 1 in 1,016,076.

Note: Loto 6 jackpot winnings only pay a __third__ in comparison to __Loto 7__, but entry is less expensive
and the odds of winning are easier. Interestingly enough, the carryover is treble too!

Prize Category |
Winning Amount (JPY) |
Numbers Matched |
Winning Odds |
---|---|---|---|

1 | 200,000,000 | 6 | 1 in 6,096,454 |

*2 | 10,000,000 | 5 + bonus number | 1 in 1,016,076 |

3 | 300,000 | 5 | 1 in 28,224 |

4 | 6,800 | 4 | 1 in 610 |

5 | 1,000 | 3 | 1 in 39 |

* *Note that the bonus number is only used to determine prize category 2. *

## 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 JPY or more in winnings to friends or relatives ** do
apply** for 1st and 2nd prizes.

Loto 6 is __less expensive than Loto 7__ and easier to win, but payouts are generally lower.

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

## Who Can Play Loto 6?

Anyone can play Loto 6 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 Loto 6 ** for fun**!

## Where Can I Play Loto 6?

Loto 6 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 multiple people win the 1st prize?

Yes, of course, and this does happen occasionally.

The JPY 200 million jackpot will be split between all lucky winners.

### How many times can the jackpot carry over?

Technically, only once until the next Friday, when it increases by three times to JPY 600 million.

If no-one claims this prize, it will keep on carrying over as JPY 600 million.

### 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 200 million is classified as a *theoretical* amount because it depends on the amount of
sales and the number of winning tickets sold.