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Lottery jackpot winner donates NT$25 million to charity

2019/10/15 19:09:00

Kaohsiung, Oct. 15 (CNA) The winner of a NT$406 million (US$13.25 million) Taiwan Grand Lottery jackpot in July has donated NT$25 million to charitable causes, the lottery management said Tuesday.

The donation will be distributed to 11 social welfare groups, including four animal welfare organizations that will each get NT$1 million, Taiwan Lottery Corp. General Manager Tsai Kuo-chi (蔡國基) said at a publicity event in Kaohsiung.

Tsai displayed an oversized check in the amount of NT$25 million on behalf of the winner, who he said was a Kaohsiung resident in his 30s.

The man had been buying one lottery ticket regularly each week, but on the day he purchased the winning ticket, he unintentionally bought two because of a miscommunication with the seller, according to Tsai.

Tsai estimated that the NT$25 million would be used to help 100,000 socially disadvantaged people and 530 stray animals.

(By Chen Chi-fong and Evelyn Kao)