Tokyo Paralympics Ticket Winners Announced

Tokyo Paralympics ticket winners announced

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Paralympic Games have announced the results of their ticket lottery.

The Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games says the lottery results were posted on its official ticketing website early Wednesday.

It added that the announcement was suspended temporarily due to computer glitches that affected an unknown number of applicants.

By logging on to a web page using their registered personal IDs, those that had applied for tickets are notified whether they had won or lost in the lottery. Successful applicants are also told how many tickets they've won for each event and how much they need to pay.

Purchases must be made no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 15, Japan time.

When Tokyo bid for the Games, it was planned to make about 2.3 million tickets available for purchase. The organizers have not made public how many tickets were sold or the chances of being selected. They only say they received a total of 1.35 million accesses to the ticket website before the application deadline.