Five NT$10 million receipt prizes remain unclaimed
Taipei, May 22 (CNA) Five receipts that each won NT$10 million (US$317,460) in the January-February receipt lottery have yet to be claimed, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Wednesday.
The MOF urged the winners to act before the deadline of July 5.
According to the MOF, there were a total of 20 receipts with the number 00106725 that were drawn for the NT$10 million prize, and 15 of them have been claimed to date.
Two of the five unclaimed winning receipts were issued in Taipei, the ministry said.
One was issued at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Shilin District for a NT$470 purchase of milk tea, tobacco and gaming points. The other was issued at Taiwan Railway's boxed meal shop at Taipei Main Station for a NT$241 purchase of three boxed meals and a plastic bag, the ministry said.
The third unclaimed winning invoice was issued by hypermarket chain a.mart's Fuxing outlet located in Taichung for a NT$2,496 purchase of Giordano trousers.
The remaining two were both issued in Kaohsiung. One was issued by a TV shopping channel for a NT$1,980 purchase of food and other household necessities, and the other was issued by an online vendor for a NT$290 purchase of clothing.
There are also three unclaimed receipts from the 11 in the January-February period with the number 90819218 that were drawn for the NT$2 million prize.
One was from a Wellcome supermarket in Yangmingshan for a NT$241 purchase of fruit and vegetables, one was issued by CPC Corp.'s Chungkuan gas station in Taichung for a NT$172 purchase of 95 octane unleaded and the third was issued by Sweet Way Bakery located in Dounan Township in Yunlin County for a NT$142 purchase of bread.
Winners of the Taiwan receipt lottery can redeem cash prizes at 13,000 locations across the country, including at First Commercial Bank, Chang Hwa Bank, Agricultural Bank of Taiwan, credit cooperatives, credit departments of farmers' and fishermen's associations and convenience stores, according to the MOF.
Winnings cannot be claimed at the post office, however, after Chunghwa Post ended its redemption service for receipt lottery winners at the end of last year.
The winning uniform invoice numbers for March and April will be released Saturday.
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