I had almost forgotten about the annual 年賀状お年玉 (New Years Postcard Lottery).
(Click here to read an earlier post I’ve written about it).
What reminded me of it was the fact that today is 「旧正月」 (Chinese New Years).
On January 19th, 2015, the winning numbers were announced.
Check your postcards, if you have a winning number, you have until July 21st (2015) to bring winning cards to a post office (in Japan) to claim your prize.
The winning numbers and prizes for this year are:
|Place||Prize||Odds||Number of winners||Winning Numbers|
|1st（last five digits）||¥10,000||1 in 100,000||33,185||82243|
|2nd（last four digits）||Various local goods||1 in 10,000||331,858||1351|
|3rd（last two digits）||Commemorative postage stamps||2 in 100 (1 in 50)||66,371,640||27 or 30|
Click here to visit the Japan Post “New Years Postcard Lottery” page (in Japanese).