TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The youngest massive prize winner in Taiwan Lottery’s history was a 19-year-old female student, winning NT$350 million (about US$11.5 million), Taiwan Lottery chairman Haung Chih-yi (黃志宜) said on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Taiwan Lottery announced a breakdown of massive prize winners in the first half of 2017. After the announcement, Huang told reporters that the youngest massive prize winner Taiwan Lottery ever received was the 19-year-old. He said that the student won the prize in the early days of Taiwan Lottery, and she immediately used the prize money to go to Australia to study. On the other hand, the oldest winner of a massive Taiwan Lottery prize was an 80-year-old man, he said.
There's no surefire secret to winning the lottery except for buying, Huang said.
At that time, the youngest prize winner said that as she didn’t have the habit of buying lotteries, she bought the lottery tickets from time to time, according to Huang.
The student still had NT$280 million at her disposal after the income tax deduction. After buying a NT$200 million deposit insurance, which would give her a monthly return of between NT$50,000 and NT$60,000, she still had NT$80 million pocket money, which she decided to use to pay for study abroad, Huang said.
Taiwan Lottery has yielded 4,500 massive prize winners since the lottery was first issued about 10 years ago, he added.