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Masks: The new lottery
Japanese electronics maker holds a lottery for the commodity after buyers flood the e-commerce website By Kate Northrop A new sort of lottery is brewing in Japan. Electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp. has adopted a new method of selling its popular face masks via a lottery. Unsurprisingly, Japanese hospitals, stores and consumers alike have found it difficult to acquire masks due to shortages and increased demand during the Covid-19 crisis. Sharp originally only shipped masks to medical ...
Apr 24, 2020, 2:22 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery sales in Japan down for second straight year
In Japan, sales of Takarakuji lottery tickets issued by prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities totaled 786.6 billion (US$7.1 billion) in fiscal 2017, down 6.9 percent from the year before. Sales were down for the second consecutive year and fell below 800 billion for the first time since fiscal 1997, according to data compiled by the internal affairs ministry. Takarakuji sales have been on a downward trend after peaking at 1.105 trillion (US$10 billion) in fiscal 200 ...
Aug 14, 2018, 12:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Governor softens stand on Paul
Bredesen vows support for state's lottery chiefGov. Phil Bredesen, after criticizing hiring practices by the head of the Tennessee lottery last week, said yesterday that Rebecca Paul has his unqualified support. Bredesen told reporters last week that he had had enough of Paul hiring executives who worked for her in Georgia and paying them high salaries to run Tennessee's games.Because Paul is under pressure to get Tennessee's lottery going before mid-February, Bredesen said from a trade mission ...
Oct 29, 2003, 4:14 am - Lottery News forum

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