Here are the results for the 01/02 month 2016 Taiwan Receipt Lottery! The results were drawn on March 25, 2016.
The winning numbers are:
Special prize (NT$10 mn): 51730762
Grand prize (NT$2 mn): 67442563
First prize (NT$200,000): 11036956, 55794786, 62610317
Additional 6th prize (NT$200): 079
For the ‘Special’ & ‘Grand’ winning numbers, you need to match all 8 digits to win; there is no prize for matching part of the number. For the ‘First’ prize winning numbers, you can still win something as long as you match at least the last three digits.
Here’s what you’ll win if you match part of a ‘First’ prize winning number:
Last 7 digits = win NT$40,000
Last 6 digits = win NT$10,000
Last 5 digits = win NT$4,000
Last 4 digits = win NT$1,000
Last 3 digits = win NT$200
Also, for the ‘Additional 6th prize’ winning numbers, if the last 3 digits of your receipt match then you’ve won NT$200.
Remember to claim your prize: If you’ve won, congratulations! For those lucky enough to win over NT$10,000, you’ll have to collect your cash from a branch of Taiwan Cooperative Bank. If you’ve won less than that, you can go to any Taiwan Post office. Prizes from the March 25 draw can be collected starting from April 6, 2016. Be sure to collect your winnings before July 5, 2016, otherwise you’ll miss out. Also, if you won anything in the last receipt lottery draw for November/December 2015, you have until May 5, 2016 to claim it before your money mysteriously vanishes! If you want to learn some Chinese, the uniform invoices are known as 統一發票 (tǒngyī fà piào), and the March 25 draw was for winning receipts during the 2016 年 01 月, 02 月 period.
How to fill out the back of your receipt: If you haven’t got anyone to help you do it, here’s an example of what you’ll need to fill in using a receipt from 7-Eleven. Most receipts require the same seven pieces of info to be written on the back, although sometimes the order changes around:
Oh, and one other thing to mention: If you win any prize over NT$1,000 the tax office will collect 20% of your winnings – I find it a bit odd, given that the prizes are generated from tax revenue in the first place 🙂
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