Lucky Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys newspaper for NT$10, wins NT$10 million

Lucky convenience store customer buys newspaper for NT$10, wins NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery special prize

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lucky convenience store customer who bought a newspaper for NT$10 (US$0.32) was one of 11 winners of the NT$10 million special prize in the July-August draw of the Taiwan uniform invoice lottery draw, while another person also spent NT$10 on milk tea and won the NT$2 million grand prize, announced the Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday (Oct. 2).

According to the winning numbers announced on Sept. 25, the persons holding a receipt issued in July or August with the number 73372972 are eligible to receive the “special prize” of NT$10 million, while those holding the number 22315462 can collect the “grand prize” of NT$2 million.

The biggest winner among the 11 recipients of the NT$10 million special prize this time around was a person who spent a mere NT$10 a copy of the Mandarin Daily News (國語日報) on Muxin Road in Taipei's Wenshan District, according to CNA. The person who spent the most and won the special prize paid a NT$629 power bill at the Taiwan Power Company branch office in Taichung.

Another particularly lucky winner spent NT$15 on a processing fee for a loan payment at a 7-Eleven on Daguan Road in New Taipei City's Banqiao District and came away with the NT$10 million special price. CNA cited a Tax Administration official as joking that that once they receive the special prize, they should be able to pay off the loan.

Among the 16 who were awarded NT$2 million grand prize in the latest draw, the biggest winner was a person who purchased a milk tea beverage for NT$10 at a FamilyMart convenience store on Shuiyuan Street in New Taipei City's Tamsui District, according to the report. The person who spent the most to win the grand prize purchased a beauty care kit for NT$16,000 at a Switer Cosmetics Beauty Care Center on Nanchang Road in Taipei's Zhongzhend District.

The MOF said that from the May-June receipt lottery draw there are still six unclaimed NT$10 million special prizes and five unclaimed NT$2 million grand prizes. Winners of the May-June draw have until Nov. 5 to claim their prizes, while winners of the July-August draw can claim their prizes from Oct. 6 until Jan. 7 at the latest.

The winning numbers for the First Prize, are 91903003, 1622872, and 03270598. If all the digits on your receipt match any of the three numbers just mentioned in the right order, you have won NT$200,000.

If you have the last seven digits right, you can receive NT$40,000 (US$1,300), if you have the final six digits in the right order, you will receive NT$10,000 (US$329), and if the last five digits are the same, then the prize is NT$4,000

With the four final digits in the right order, the holder of the uniform invoice can receive NT$1,000 and with the three last numbers right, NT$200.

As for the additional prize, there are two numbers this time around: 163, 983 and 814. The last three digits of receipts with one of these two numbers will garner a NT$200 prize.

Special Prize

73372972

NT$10 million for matching all the digits from the above special prize winning number.

Grand Prize

22315462

NT$2 million for matching all the digits from the above grand prize winning number.

First Prize

91903003、16228722、03270598

NT$200,000 for matching all the digits from any of the above first prize winning numbers.

Second Prize

NT$40,000 for matching the last seven digits from any of the first prize winning numbers.

Third Prize

NT$10,000 for matching the last six digits from any of the first prize winning numbers.

Fourth Prize

NT$4,000 for matching the last five digits from any of the first prize winning numbers.

Fifth Prize

NT$1,000 for matching the last four digits from any of the first prize winning numbers.

Sixth Prize

NT$200 for matching the last three digits from any of the first prize winning numbers.

Additional
Sixth Prize

163、983、814

NT$200 for matching the last three digits of the Additional Sixth Prize winning number.

Regulations for
Prize Money
Claims

  1. In order to receive the prize money, a winner must fill out the form on the back of the uniform invoice and present this with his or her ID card at any post office from 2018/10/06 to 2019/01/05. A winner need not collect the prize money in person. Such person as is entrusted by a winner to collect his or her prize money should present his or her own ID card along with the winning person's ID card and the winning uniform invoice at the post office in order to receive the prize money.
  2. If the uniform invoice receipt does not indicate the amount of the sale, the winner is not qualified to collect the prize money.
  3. If the buyer shown on the uniform invoice receipt is a government agency, state-run enterprise, public school, military unit or a business entity, t he winner is not qualified to collect the prize money.
  4. For winners of the fourth, third, second, first, grand or special prize, 20% withholding tax is levied on the prize.
  5. Each invoice may win only one prize.
  6. For more details, please check the Uniform Invoice Award Regulations.

The ministry reminds all winners of the July and August uniform invoice lottery to claim their prizes between October 6, 2018 and January 5, 2019.

For winners of the special, grand, first, second, third and fourth prize, a 20 percent withholding tax is levied on the prize.

In order to receive the prize money of this issue, a winner must fill out the form on the back of the uniform invoice and present it with his or her ID card at any post office from October 6, 2018 to January 5, 2019, the MOF said.

NT$200 winners can also present the winning invoices to any of contracted convenient stores around Taiwan, where they can either add the value to their payment cards or purchase merchandise of the equivalent value, but the value must not be less than NT$200 as no change will be given back.

The lottery, designed to boost tax revenues, was introduced on Jan. 1, 1951. The lottery has successfully encouraged people in Taiwan to obtain receipts for every purchase made with businesses with a certain amount of monthly turnover.