Selection of winners
Are there any requirements for the selection of winners and award of prizes?
Promoters should provide participants with information regarding the:
- Prize type;
- Probability of winning;
- Value of prize or variety of prize; and
- Time and method to award the prize.
If the prizes are not awarded instantly, additional information including the time, location and method to reveal winners as well as the time and method to inform the winners must be provided to participants. If the prizes are awarded instantly, for prizes above ¥500 (approx. US$73), details of how the prize is to be awarded must be provided to participants.
Promoters must not engage in any of the following prize-offering sales:
- Conduct prize-offering sales by deceptive means, such as falsely declaring to have prizes or making false representation regarding the prize type, probability of winning, the value of the highest prize, total prize value, prize volume, prize quality, or method of prize awarding etc.
- Provide unclear information about the prize promotion, such as the prize type, conditions to claim the prize, the prize value etc.
- Use unfair means to ensure a designated insider wins the prize.
- Intentionally keep the goods or lottery tickets with winning marks from being released to the market, or not release them simultaneously with the other goods and lottery tickets.
- Intentionally release the goods or lottery tickets with different prize values or prize marks at different times.
- Conduct prize-offering sales employed as a means to sell goods of low quality at a high price.
- Conduct prize-offering sales in the form of lucky draw (on the basis of chance) where the highest prize exceeds ¥50,000 (approx. US$7,270).
- Conduct other fraudulent acts of prize-offering sales.