By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A middle-aged Taiwanese woman in southern Taiwan won the NT$2 million (US$65,000) scratch card lottery jackpot, including a brand new Mercedes, which she promptly gave to her son, announced Taiwan Lottery Co. today.
In order to stimulate sales during the Lunar New Year, the Taiwan Lottery on Jan. 3 announced that it is launching five new limited-edition Lunar New Year scratch cards, including the “Super Red Envelope,” “Monopoly,” “Triple Double,” “Catering,” and “Speeding 777.”
The top prize, Super Red Envelope, is worth NT$20 million, and the second-place prize is NT$2 million plus a Mercedes-Benz A180, worth NT$1.58 million. Three lucky players will win the Super Red Envelope, while five participants will take home a Mercedes-Benz.
Taiwan Lottery General Manager Tsai Kuo-chi (蔡國基) today went to Tainan to issue a certificate for the second-place prize. Taiwan Lottery representative Lee Pei-lan told the media today that the winner of the NT$2 million prize and car was a thin, middle-aged woman in her 50s, who frequently buys NT$300 scratch cards. [FULL STORY]