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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...

Red snow? A most unexpected modern standard for the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — There is no mention of holiday or Christmas in lyrics to the song, “White Winter Hymnal.” Or winter, for that matter. There is a reference to snow, turned “red as strawberries in the s...

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 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...

Report: Petty crooks' $5M lottery win raises suspicions

LONDON (AP) — For two friends with checkered pasts it was the luck of a lifetime: a 4 million-pound ($5.2 million) lottery win. But Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson may see their cel...

Taipei couple scrapes their way to NT$20 million scratch card jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lucky couple in Taipei scraped their way to the NT$20 million (US$649,000) scratch card lottery jackpot, announced the Taiwan Lottery Corp. yesterday (Feb. 12). According ...

Taiwan scratch card lotto winner awarded NT$2 million, gives Mercedes to son

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A middle-aged Taiwanese woman in southern Taiwan won the NT$2 million (US$65,000) scratch card lottery jackpot, including a brand new Mercedes, which she promptly gave to her s...

President Tsai touts scratch card lotto as helping public welfare

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday visited a Taiwan Lottery store in New Taipei and bought some lotto scratch cards, which she said are a business that help fund public welfare. She said 50 ...

Taiwan Lunar New Year scratch card lotto prizes include NT$20 million, Mercedes-Benz

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 pri...

Man wins NT$2 million Taiwan Super 777 scratch lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young man from Taiwan's outer island of Penghu spent NT$200 (US$6.68) on a Super 777 scratch lottery ticket and yesterday was announced the winner of its NT$2 million jac...