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The Sports Promotion Fund was created
in 1990 with an initial investment from the
government to achieve the improvement
of the international competitiveness of
Japan as well as expanding the sports
fan base. Together with a donation from
the private sector, the total amount of the
fund has been expanded and the operating
profit has been distributed as subsidies
for sports activities undertaken by sports
organizations, individual athletes and
The JSC makes efforts to secure financial resource for subsidies through encouraging donations to the fund from individuals and corporations. Additional donations come from the profits of vending machines set up in cooperation with national university corporations, local public entities, sports organizations, and other organizations.
The Sports Promotion Lottery (toto/BIG) was introduced in 2001
with the aim of securing new funding sources in order to develop
and enhance Japan’s sporting environment. Profits are allocated
from the sports promotion lottery sales revenue, after deductions
of payouts to lottery winners, expenses, and provisions for specific
work (allocation for expenses such as improvement of sports
facilities for international sporting events). Three-fourths of the
profits are used to subsidize projects that aim to promote sports,
while the remaining one-fourth is paid to the national treasury.
Since in FY2002, profits earned from sports promotion lottery
sales have been put toward subsidizing sports promotion activities
by local governments and sports organizations - ranging from
creating an environment where everyone can enjoy sports to
fostering world-class athletes. So far, subsidies have been given
22,072 projects, for a total amount of 124.1-billion-yen (subsidies
for FY2016 indicates the amount allocated).
Prize will be awarded if the prediction of the results of soccer
games are correct. The lottery comes in two types. One type
(“toto”, “mini toto”, and “totoGOAL3” “totoGOAL2”) allows lottery
buyers to make their own predictions, while the other type (“BIG”,
“100yen BIG”, “BIG1000”, and “mini BIG”) allows predictions to be
made randomly and automatically by computer. The total sales for
FY2015 marked approximately 108.4 billion yen.
* It is prohibited by law for minors under the age of 19 to purchase or to be given toto lottery tickets.
They are also not eligible to receive prize money
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