The China Post news staff
There were 12 winners of the special grand prize of NT$10 million and 10 winners of the top prize of NT$2 million for uniform invoices issued in November and December 2011, with over half of these winning invoices issued by four major chains of convenience stores, according to statistics released yesterday by the Ministry of Finance (MOF). MOF said that the winning numbers of the special grand prize of NT$10 million were 38032017, and those of the top prize of NT$2 million and the second prize of NT$200,000 also coincidentally started with “38.”
Of the 12 winning uniform invoices for the special grand prize, seven were issued by convenience chain stores, including four issued by the 7-Eleven convenience stores, two by FamilyMart convenience stores, and one by a Hi-Life store.
The four 7-Eleven winning invoices were issued by its chain stores in Keelung City, New Taipei City and Kaohsiung City, issued by 7-Eleven stores were seen in Keelung City.
In addition, 7-Eleven convenience stores in the said three cities also issued four uniform invoices winning the top prize of NT$2 million.
The FamilyMart convenience chain stores also issued two winning invoices each for the special grand prize of NT$10 million and the top prize of NT$2 million.
Worth mentioning was that a consumer got a winning invoice for the NT$10 million prize by paying only NT$25 to buy a bread at FaimlyMart store in Longtan Township, Taoyuan County, northern Taiwan.
Another lucky winner of the same prize got the winning invoice by spending NT$115 on purchasing cigarettes at a FamilyMart store in Tainan City, southern Taiwan.
Hi-Life also issued one winning invoice each for the NT$10 million prize and the NT$2 million prize at its stores in Tucheng District of the New Taipei City, with winners getting the invoices with spending of less than NT$100.
MOF officials said that winners can move to receive the prizes between Feb. 6 and May 7, and reminded them not to miss the deadline lest they should lose the right to claim the prizes.
The special grand prize of NT$10 million was inaugurated on March 25, when the winning numbers were drawn for the uniform invoices issued in January and February. MOF officials then estimated there should be at least eight winners of the grand prize for each drawing held on the 25th day of every odd month. The officials said that the special grand prize of NT$10 million will remain available in 2012, as the MOF’s budget proposal for the prize has been approved by the Legislative Yuan.