By: Yeh Su-ping and William Yen
Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday visited a Taiwan
Lottery store in New Taipei and bought some lotto scratch cards, which she said are a business that help fund public welfare.
She said 50 percent of the earning from sales of the scratch card lottery goes toward social welfare, 45 percent toward the country’s National Pension scheme and 5 percent to the National Health Insurance.
“I want to tell everyone that buying Taiwan Lottery tickets really helps public welfare,” Tsai said at the store in the city’s Banqiao District.
In addition, the operation of lottery stores is limited to certain groups of people, namely those with a disability, members of indigenous tribes, and people from low-income single-parent families, she said. [FULL STORY]