New Years is Japan’s biggest holiday. The holiday has many traditions in Japan.
One of the traditions is sending 年賀状 (New Years postcards).
One the back of Japanese New Years postcards, in the lower right-hand corner, is a six-digit number.
Every year in late January, the Japan Post Office has a New Years Postcard Lottery.
Yesterday was this years drawing.
The winning numbers for the 2010 年賀状 (New Years Postcard) lottery:
★ First Place (TV, computer, travel, digital camera or an office set)
★ Second Place (Wii, digital camera, DVD player, TV)
– 446722, or
★ Third Place (brand name merchandise)
– any number with the last four digits as 0977
★ Fourth Place (postage stamps)
– any number with the last two digits as either 00 or 52
★ “C” Prize (JTB ¥5,000 gift certificate)
– any number with the last five digits as 27520
Did you get 年賀状 (Japanese New Years postcards) this year?
Do any of you cards have a winning lottery number?
I have three winning cards…all for postage stamps.