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Receipt Lottery Numbers

Postby Steeevieboy » 25 Mar 2003, 21:23

Can someone please report the latest VAT lotto numbers for January and February... Thanks - can't get on that site :shock:
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Postby amos » 25 Mar 2003, 21:50

They'll probably be in tomorrow's paper. Aren't they drawn on the 25th or 26th of the month following the prior two.
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Postby wolf_reinhold » 23 Aug 2003, 18:30 is printed on the back of every receipt.... :roll:
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Postby glaikit » 24 Aug 2003, 09:33


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Postby glaikit » 24 Aug 2003, 10:48

Not sure about this, but isn't there a six month time limit? i.e. even if you've won something from Jan. or Feb., maybe you can't claim it anyomre.

Postby Ben » 24 Aug 2003, 11:22

The time limit for each draw is also on the back of the receipts, and it is roughly a 3 month time limit from the date the numbers are drawn and published.
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Postby scott02 » 31 Aug 2003, 18:53

So how do you go about picking up your winnings ?

Postby glaikit » 31 Aug 2003, 19:07

As I understand it, if you only win $200, then you can trade it for goods in 7-11 etc. If you win more I think you've got to go to the bank (I think Taipei Bank and Taiwan Bank). If you go to the bank I think you've got to take your ID.

Postby Mark Nagel » 31 Aug 2003, 20:12

As I understand it, if you only win $200, then you can trade it for goods in 7-11

I've never heard of trading in a winning lottery receipt for goods at a 7-11. I've won 200 NT several times, and I have always cashed in the receipts at a bank. And it can be any bank.

You have to fill in a "Taiwan ID number" (shen1 fen4 zheng4 zi4 hao4) on the back of the receipt. Until about a year ago, foreigners in Taiwan didn't have an ID number, so I filled in my wife's ID number and took her ID card to prove it. (She didn't have to go in person.)

But since about a year ago, foreigners who have an ARC card can get an ID number from the Foreign Affairs Police and they write it on the back of your ARC card. But the format is slightly different than for Taiwanese people. For Taiwanese people, the ID number is one letter followed by 9 numbers, but for foreigners, the format is two letters followed by 8 numbers.

I haven't won any lottery receipts since I got my new ID number, so I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think the banks will probably let foreigners use their ID numbers to cash in lottery receipts because for everything else that has required a Taiwan ID number (e.g. going to hospitals, opening up a new bank account, applying for a new phone line, setting up accounts with the power company, the water company, and the cable TV company, etc.), I have had no problems at all using the ID number that the Foreign Affairs Police gave me whenever anyone asks for my "shen1 fen4 zheng4 zi4 hao4".
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