NT$23 tea re­ceipt wins NT$10 mil­lion jack­pot

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY ENRU LIN

A NT$23 re­ceipt for lemon tea is among the 12 win­ners of NT$10 mil­lion each in Tai­wan’s lat­est uni­form in­voice lot­tery, the Min­istry of Fi­nance (MOF, ) said yes­ter­day.

The Spe­cial Prize num­ber 60538935 ap­peared on 12 sales re­ceipts is­sued be­tween Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary, ac­cord­ing to the Fi­nance Min­istry’s Tax­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion ( ).

One of the 12 re­ceipts is for a NT$23 lemon tea at an OKMart ( ) in Taipei City’s Nan­gang Dis­trict ( ), said Chang Cheng-kun ( ), a di­vi­sion chief at the Tax­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The most ex­pen­sive re­ceipt among the 12 was made out for NT$2,063 in fash­ion ac­ces­sories from Or­ange Bear ( ), Chang said.

The NT$10 mil­lion Spe­cial Prize is the jack­pot in Tai­wan’s uni­form in­voice lot­tery, which of­fers prizes rang­ing down to NT$200.

Pa­per­less re­ceipts

The Jan­uary-Fe­bru­ary drawing also pro­duced 10 NT$1 mil­lion prizes ex­clu­sive to pa­per­less re­ceipts, as an in­cen­tive for public adop­tion.

All win­ning re­ceipts in the pa­per­less re­ceipts cat­e­gory were is­sued out of north­ern Tai­wan, with seven from Taipei City, two from New Taipei City and one from Greater Taoyuan, ac­cord­ing to the Fi­nance Min­istry.

Cash prizes for the Jan­uaryFe­bru­ary drawing can be claimed from April 7 to July 6.

Un­claimed win­nings

The Fi­nance Min­istry also said seven out of 14 Spe­cial Prize re­ceipts are still un­claimed from the Novem­ber-De­cem­ber drawing.

Worth NT$ 10 mil­lion each, they in­clude a NT$1,133 re­ceipt is­sued from a Car­refour on Taipei City’s Gueilin Road ( ) and a NT$50 re­ceipt from a 7-Eleven in Greater Taichung’s Beitung Dis­trict ( ).

For a full list, see http://www. mof. gov. t w/ public/ At­tach­ment/5411631992.pdf

Re­ceipts from the Novem­berDe­cem­ber uni­form in­voice lot­tery are re­deemable up to May 5.

Tai­wan’s re­ceipt lot­tery, a bi­monthly drawing in­tro­duced by the Fi­nance Min­istry, en­cour­ages con­sumers to re­quest re­ceipts as a mea­sure to curb sales tax eva­sion.

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