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Taiwan Grand Lottery jackpot goes to one Hsinchu City winner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A person who bought a Grand Lottery (大樂透) ticket at a store in Xiangshan District, Hsinchu City has won the NT$349 million (US$12.5 million) jackpot, Taiwan Lottery Corp. ...

Cat and dog believed to bring luck to two Taiwan scratch card winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Taipei City and a woman in Pingtung County recently each won a NT$1 million (US$36,000) scratch card prize, and it was believed that a cat and a dog played a role...

Taiwan Indonesian spouse re-purposes homebound-flight ticket money, wins NT$1 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an Indonesian spouse in New Taipei’s Banqiao District canceled her plans to visit family members in her hometown for Lunar New Year (LNY), she spent the money ...

Taiwanese man wins NT$1 million scratch card prize, proposes to girlfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man knelt down and proposed to his childhood sweetheart after the couple won the NT$1 million scratch card prize during the Lunar New Year holiday, saying that they have...

Vietnamese man in Taiwan wins NT$2 million, BMW from scratch card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese man living in Taoyuan City is ready to head back to his home country after winning a combined scratch card prize of NT$2 million (US$72,000) and a Deluxe Edit...

Hash browns back at McDonald's Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After over a two-week absence, hash browns are back on the menu at McDonald's stores across Taiwan. On Jan. 7, many McDonald's stores announced they would be su...

Taiwan president to skip LNY red envelopes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will break a tradition this Lunar New Year and not hand out red envelopes to the public due to the expanding COVID-19 outbreak, the Presidenti...

World Vision sounds alarm on rising child poverty in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new survey by World Vision reveals wealth inequality is increasing in Taiwan and that the number of school-aged children in need of urgent support is growing. Eighty ...

20-year-old Taiwanese wins NT$1 million playing scratchcards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 20-year-old man in Pingtung County recently won a NT$1 million (US$35,730) prize on a Lunar New Year scratchcard after deciding to try his luck in the lottery. The ma...

Taiwan couple wins NT$2 million, BMW in Lunar New Year scratch lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taoyuan couple were the first to win NT$2 million (US$71,000) and a BMW X1 SUV in a special scratch game launched by the Taiwan Lottery Corporation for the Lunar New Yea...

Office workers in New Taipei win NT$1 million in scratch game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four office workers in New Taipei tried their luck on Lunar New Year special edition lottery scratch tickets and took home a NT$1 million (US$35,730) prize. In a statem...

Taiwan banks offer new bills for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For Taiwanese wanting to put new banknotes in red envelopes for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, the country's state-owned financial institutions will provide a ba...

Taiwan sanitation worker finds red envelope containing NT$284,000 in recycled clothing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While sorting through clothes donated for recycling, a resource recovery officer found NT$283,930 (US$10,140) stuffed in red envelopes and returned the money to the owners...

Taiwan Lottery to offer bigger prizes during Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The jackpots in the three national lotteries will be increased by a total of NT$860 million (US$30.69 million) during the Lunar New Year holiday in February, the Taiwan Lo...

Taiwan Lottery rolls out scratch tickets with BMW SUV as 2nd prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Lottery Co., Ltd. has announced that beginning on Tuesday (Jan. 5), it is rolling out five versions of the Lunar New Year special edition lottery scratch tickets, w...