January-February winning uniform invoice numbers released

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) The winning number for the NT$10 million (US$341,173) special prize in the January-February uniform invoice lottery is 21735266, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Sunday.

The prize must be claimed by July 5, 2018, the ministry said upon announcing the winning numbers for the two-month period.

The winning number for the NT$2 million grand prize is 91874254. Three numbers qualify for the first prize of NT$200,000: 56065209, 05739340 and 69001612.

Invoice holders that match the last seven digits of the first-prize numbers will win a cash prize of NT$40,000 and those with invoices that match the last six digits will win NT$10,000.

Other prizes are NT$4,000 for invoices with the last five digits of the first-prize numbers, NT$1,000 for invoices with the last four digits, and NT$200 for invoices with the last three digits.

An additional prize of NT$200 will go to holders of invoices ending with the three-digit combination 591 and 342.

To collect their prizes, winners can take their winning receipts and ID cards to any post office by July 5, 2018.

Photo courtesy of NOWnews, 2018.3.25

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

(By Huang Kuo-lun and Evelyn Kao)