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Power Lottery jackpot expected to hit NT$770 million Thursday

2018/10/10 19:38:49

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Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) The top prize in the Power Lottery is estimated to reach NT$770 million (US$24.84 million) Thursday as there have been no jackpot winners in the last 40 draws, Taiwan Lottery said Wednesday.

The last time the Power Lottery ran for 40 draws without a jackpot winner was in 2015, when it climbed to NT$2.87 billion before one lucky person won on Sept. 14 that year, Taiwan Lottery said.

When asked about the NT$2.1 billion difference in the top prize after 40 draws this year and in 2015, Taiwan Lottery said the 2015 jackpot included a NT$200 million Dragon Boat Festival bonus that attracted many buyers.

However, the NT$200 million Dragon Boat Festival bonus for this year was won on May 21, in its first draw, and therefore did not attract buying in the Power Lottery like it did in 2015, Taiwan Lottery said.

If there are no jackpot winners in Thursday's draw, it will be the Power Lottery's longest stretch in its 10-year history, Taiwan Lottery said.

(By Tien Yu-pin and William Yen)