TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The prize drawing for the September and October Uniform Invoice Lottery on Nov. 25 produced 13 people who were NT$10 million (US$360,000) Special Prize winners and 16 NT$2 million Grand Prize winners, CNA reported, citing Ministry of Finance (MOF) statistics.
The MOF makes a roster of the Special Prize and Grand Prize-winning invoices for each bi-monthly lottery. Information revealed in the rosters includes the names and addresses of businesses that printed out the winning receipts, the contents of the transactions, and the amounts of money involved in each.
For example, according to the Special Prize-winning roster for the September and October lottery, an individual hit the jackpot after spending NT$60 to park their car at a shopping center in Hsinchu City, while another had a stroke of good luck after spending NT$8 at a stationery store in Pingtung City. Someone else got their windfall after spending NT$30 on a drink at a supermarket in Taichung’s Longjing District.
Since the January-February 2011 lottery, when the NT$10 million Special Prizes were introduced, to the July-August drawings, the Uniform Invoice Lottery produced 845 NT$10 million winners over a period of almost 11 years, with 228 jackpots going unclaimed, the ministry said.