Sales of Summer Jumbo lottery tickets rose 11.8 percent from last year to ¥100.2 billion thanks to a record-high jackpot of ¥400 million, preliminary data from an association that issued tickets shows.
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Pinocchio Alert! The JT is normally a fairly straight up publication but if you read all the way through this piece to the last paragraph you discover that even they are not above doing a little propaganda. Nobody gives a hoot about the causes that this money may or may not go to! The raw unfiltered truth is that times are tough and that gets people looking for ways to get EZ money and quick cash!