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

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ) — A lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought a newspaper for a mere NT$10 (US$0.33) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the November-December issue of the Taiwan receipt ...

Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for November, December announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Jan. 25. Three 7-Eleven and one FamilyMart s...

Florida man mistakenly pumps gas onto the deck of his boat

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mistakenly inserting a fuel nozzle into a fishing pole slot, a Florida man pumped $60 worth of gasoline onto the deck of his boat and the ground of a gas station, fire rescue offi...

Tony Kanaan closing IndyCar career with 5 final oval races

Tony Kanaan will close his wildly popular IndyCar career this season on a farewell tour of oval tracks and the Indianapolis 500. The “TK Farewell Tour” was announced Thursday at Ind...

Taiwan convenience stores pledge increased supply of masks today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As worldwide infections of the Wuhan coronavirus near the 8,000 mark, Taiwan's convenience store chains on Tuesday (Jan. 29) announced that supplies of face masks shou...

Two NT$10 million special prizes in Taiwan receipt lottery still unclaimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of seven receipts contain the winning numbers for the NT$10 million (US$334,000) special prize in the September-October edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, but ...

Taiwan coffee industry sees boom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an annual market exceeding NT$70 billion (US$23 billion), Taiwan has been put on the map as a major coffee-consuming country and a relevant player in the specialty co...

Three NT$10 million receipt prizes remain unclaimed

Three receipts that each won NT$10 million (US$332,226) in the July-August receipt lottery have yet to be claimed, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Wednesday. The MOF urged the winners to act bef...

Convenience store chains in Taipei to cash in on New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The four major convenience store chains in Taiwan are making sure their outlets in Taipei’s Xinyi District have stockpiled sufficient inventory to accommodate the en...

Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys rice ball for NT$27, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lucky FamilyMart customer who bought a rice ball for a mere NT$27 (US$0.88) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the September-October issue of the Taiwan receipt ...

Automated Mini 7-Elevens sprout all over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 7-Eleven, the largest chain of convenience stores in Taiwan, has recently expanded its unmanned store concept and rolled out 140 Mini 7-Eleven vending machines across the ...

Greenpeace urges cut in plastic packaging on Singles' Day

The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on Singles' Day Monday, the largest shopping...

Thai entrepreneur pushing insects as the snack of the future

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai entrepreneur is pushing bugs as the next big thing in tasty treats. Thatnat Chanthatham is running a $100,000-a-month business that packages all sorts of baked ...

Family Mart Taiwan opens second smart convenience store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 7-Eleven Japan Co. announced Monday (Oct. 21) that it had decided to shorten operating hours at some of its locations due to Japan's labor crunch, store operator...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 newspaper, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July to August round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 14 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$322,000) Special Prize, with one hitting the jackpot after sp...