January-February winning uniform invoice numbers released

TAIPEI (CNA) — The winning number for the NT$10 million (US$330,385) special prize in the January-February uniform invoice lottery is 12620024, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Wednesday.

The winning number for the NT$2 million grand prize is 39793895, while three numbers qualify for the first prize of NT$200,000: 67913945, 09954061, 54574947.

Invoices that match the last seven digits of the first-prize numbers will win 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 goes to holders of invoices ending with the three-digit combinations 007.

Prizes can be claimed between April 6, 2020 and July 6, 2020, the ministry said upon announcing the winning numbers for the two-month period.

Prizes of NT$1,000 or below can be redeemed at 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, OK Mart, Hi-Life, Pxmart and Simple Mart stores.

For prizes up to NT$40,000, invoices can be redeemed at credit cooperatives across the nation, while First Commercial Bank, Chang Hwa Bank, and Agricultural Bank of Taiwan Corporation offer cash redemptions for all prizes, including those larger than NT$200,000.

Four receipts that won the NT$10 million prize and 10 others that won NT$2 million in the November-December receipt lottery have yet to be claimed, the ministry said.

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.

To promote the government’s electronic invoice service, the MOF added 100,000 prizes of NT$500 each exclusive to e-receipts, bringing the total to 500,000 prizes of NT$500 for the January- February period.

Currently, there are also 15 prizes of NT$1 million and 150,000 prizes of NT$2,000, exclusive to e-receipts.

Meanwhile, two consumers who spent only NT$35 and NT$50 respectively to buy freshly brewed coffee at different convenience stores in New Taipei and Nantou County were among the seven lucky winners of the NT$10 million jackpot in the January-February uniform invoice lottery, according to the list of winners released by the MOF.