13 Receipts Win NT$10 Million in Latest Invoice Lottery

October 15, 2021 | Government Subscriber Only

TAIPEI, Taiwan (October 6, 2021) – Thirteen receipts issued by stores in Taiwan had the winning number for the special prize of NT$10 million (US$357,737) in the July-August uniform invoice lottery, The Central News Agency (CNA) reported the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday.

Among the 13 winning receipts for the NT$10 million special prize, one was a cloud-based receipt for NT$15 for a Uber Eats delivery service, the ministry said.

Another 15 receipts — known formally in Taiwan as uniform invoices —had the winning serial number for the grand prize of NT$2 million, including a cloud-based receipt for a Foodpanda delivery fee of NT$15.

The high winning rate among receipts issued by online food delivery operators could be attributed to a surge in delivery orders in July and August when people spent more time at home because of COVID-19 fears.

Three other winning receipts for the NT$10 million special prize were also for purchases of less than NT$50, including one for a rice ball that was bought for NT$28 at a 7-Eleven store in Taichung.

Another of the winning receipts for the NT$2 million grand prize was for the purchase of a NT$1 plastic bag at a women’s fashion store in Taichung, the ministry said.

The winning number for the NT$10 million special prize drawn in the July-August uniform lottery was 52604932, according to the MOF.

The winning number for the NT$2 million grand prize was 20102509, while the three numbers qualifying for the NT$200,000 first prize were 39173725, 34997398 and 98953723.

Invoices that matched the last seven digits of the first-prize numbers won NT$40,000, and those with invoices that matched the last six digits won NT$10,000.

Invoices with the last five, four, and three digits of the first-prize numbers won NT$4,000, NT$1,000 and NT$200, respectively.

An additional prize of NT$200 went to holders of invoices ending with the three-digit combination 634.

The MOF said, meanwhile, that two NT$10 million winning receipts for the May-June lottery still remain unclaimed, with one issued at a Family Mart in Luzhou, New Taipei, and one at a 7-Eleven store in Gangshan, Kaohsiung.

Prize drawings for receipts are held in part to encourage consumers to ask for receipts, which forces retailers to record their sales and prevents them from underreporting their revenues to tax authorities.

SOURCE: The Central News Agency (CNA).

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