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Eight NT$10 million receipt lottery prizes remained unclaimed

09/22/2023 03:11 PM
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Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) Thirteen of the 37 special and grand prizes in the May and June receipt lottery have still not yet been claimed, eight of which are worth NT$10 million (US$311,347) and five worth NT$2 million, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF), which manages the lottery.

The eight unclaimed NT$10 million receipts all had the serial number 29268886, the ministry said Friday.

Those with the prize-winning numbers include an NT$120 receipt issued by Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle in Taipei's Wanhua District, an NT$58 receipt issued by online food delivery platform Foodpanda, and an NT$122 receipt for cigarettes issued by a FamilyMart store in Taipei's Beitou District.

Meanwhile, five of the 16 NT$2 million grand prizes for receipts with the serial number 12912565 were also unclaimed as of Friday, the ministry said.

The receipts included two issued by 7-Eleven for an NT$20 purchase in Taoyuan and an NT$64 purchase in Taichung, and one for an NT$268 purchase at Books.com.tw, the ministry said.

Those with the receipts should claim their winnings before Nov. 6 when the validity period expires, the ministry urged.

Graphic: Ministry of Finance
Graphic: Ministry of Finance

The next draw for the July-August lottery will be held on Sept. 25, the ministry said.

The uniform invoice lottery system, which draws winning numbers every two months, was created to encourage consumers to collect sales receipts as part of the ministry's efforts to prevent tax evasion by vendors.

The lottery is funded by 3 percent of annual business tax revenues, with the tax built into the prices of most goods and services, according to Taiwan's tax laws and regulations.

(By Alyx Chang and Chao Yen-hsiang)

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