Taipei, --Seven January-February uniform invoices, each carrying the same lucky number of 82885130, entitling them to a NT$10 million (US$330,700) cash prize, have so far not yet been claimed, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Thursday.
The ministry reminded the holders of the winning receipts to come forward for the prize before the deadline of July 5, because if no one claims, the money will remain in the state coffers.
A total of 17 sales invoices issued in January and February carry the special prize number of the country's uniform invoice lottery for the two-month period, according to the MOF.
The receipts with the prizes remaining unclaimed were issued, respectively, at a bubble tea store on Bade Road in Taipei, a tea stand on Fuxing Road in Xitun District of Taichung, and at a Chunghwa Telecom service center on Zhisheng Road in Zuoying District of Kaohsiung.
The rest were all issued at different 7-11 chain stores, which are situated on Chenggong Road in Sanchong District of New Taipei, on Jinshan Street in the eastern district of Hsinchu City, on Changshui Road in Xiushui Township of Changhua County, and on Zhongshan Road in Fangshan Township of Pingtung County.
Apart from the unclaimed NT$10 million special prize, there are also three grand prize winners from the January-February draw who have not come forward to claim the prize of NT$2 million each, the MOF said.
The winning number for the grand prize is 59729884.
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 MOF's efforts to prevent tax evasion by retailers.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel