Lottery in Japanese Occupied Singapore

It is hard to fathom any enthusiastic punter when faced with the prospect of hardship and suffering during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in the 1940s. But only several months after the fall of Singapore in 15 February 1942, the Central Military Administration (known in Japanese as the Gunseikanbu or 軍政監部) started issuing lottery tickets, administered by the Yokohama Specie Bank…