TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Lottery Co. Thursday (Jan. 3) announced that the big prize for its Lunar New Year scratch card lottery will be NT$20 million (US$647,000), while the second place prize will include a Mercedes-Benz worth NT$1.58 million.
In order to stimulate sales during the Lunar New Year, the Taiwan Lottery on Thursday announced that it is launching five new limited-edition Lunar New Year scratch cards, including the "Super Red Envelope," "Monopoly," "Triple Double," "Catering," and "Speeding 777."
The top prize, Super Red Envelope, is worth NT$20 million, and the second-place prize is NT$2 million plus a Mercedes-Benz A180, worth NT$1.58 million. Three lucky players will win the Super Red Envelope, while five participants will take home a Mercedes-Benz.
The company said that it is offering 300 prizes worth NT$1 million each, a 50 percent increase from the 200 prizes given out last year. As the value of the top prizes has increased, the number cards with a prize of NT$30,000 has decreased significantly this year from 29,000 to 1,600.
There has also been a slight decrease in the number of cards yielding a NT$100,000 prize from 3,200 to 3,120 this year, according to the company.
Announcement of Super Red Envelope, Mercedes-Benz, and NT$100,000 awards. (Image from Taiwan Lottery)