Receipt and Taiwan Lottery


#181

Uniform-Invoice Prize Winning Numbers for Months 3-4, Year 2009


#182

Bloody H... 200+ receipts and not even 200 bucks...


#183

Usual arguments here. I want to check them, but SO has other ideas.
"No, I want to check them..."
"But you hate gambling, whys hould you check them?"
"It's not gambling."
"Yes, it is, a state sanctioned lottery".
"No it's not a lottery, it's chance."

Notwithstanding the fact that 2 months ago we won $200 and then she lost the winning receipt. People have been hanged for less.


#184

Well almost anyways, after I told my gf that we didn't win anything this time she decided that it was my fault (bad luck on my part) apparently I should have saved 20 for her to check, she would have won...


#185

I've been sticking my receipts in a drawer for the last six months and I haven't checked them yet.


#186

YOu could be sitting on a grand prize. What if the time limit was up??? ARgh you would say. Better check them. I always had my girl check it, so i dont rub off any bad luck (as she called it). She always won a few 200s and sometimes a 1000 and once a 4000.


#187

I've already won about $3000 total in a year-and-a-half.

It really is free money. I love it! :sunglasses:


#188

Anybody know if the May-June numbers have been released?


#189

Was released on 25/7. They are always here:
english.etax.nat.gov.tw/

Its actually the only "English" news they publish these days :slight_smile:

PS. The releases dates are written on the back of the receipt.
Month 7-8 will be 25 September
Month 9-10 will be 25 November
Month 11-12 will be 25th January

The dates in the third row are when you can pick it up.

Didn't win anything this time, had 1000 last time. :discodance:


#190

And if that site isn't working (as it wasn't a few minutes ago), you can get it in Chinese here:

twe.com.tw/wu.htm

I didn't win anything, either. :frowning:


#191

Heh! Got a 4000$ winner! Porno emporiums, liquor stores and Nigerian crack dealers smile, please!


#192

You bastard.
Mine's a double Maker's, easy ice.


#193

I just won 10,000! :sunglasses: :slight_smile: :smiley:

(triple checked) :discodance:


#194

U lucky devils!


#195

wow, first time i heard someone winnning that much. I think u need to go to a bank to cash that in. I wonder if they take 20pct for tax tho?

congrats.


#196

Congrats!

And here I was happy with my $600. :aiyo:


#197

Be happy; 13 years and I've won $200 fewer times than I can count on one hand. :aiyo: :aiyo: :aiyo: :wink:


#198

Here's a quick Ruby script you can use to check your receipt numbers against the winning lotto numbers. In the Mac OS X terminal, you just need to run

ruby lotto.rb entries.txt winners.txt

where lotto.rb is the below code, entries.txt is a line separated list of all of your receipt numbers, and winners.txt is a line separated list of the winning numbers.

# ruby lotto.rb entries.txt winners.txt
entries = File.read(ARGV[0]).split
winners = File.read(ARGV[1]).split
winners.each do |winner|
  0.upto(5) do |i|
    entries.each do |entry|
      puts entry if /#{entry[i..(i+2)]}$/ =~ winner
    end
  end
end

Yes, I find odd ways to amuse myself on a Sunday afternoon.


#199

I'm trying to work out if I have a winning receipt or not....

On the Tealit site it says...."If any of your receipts has the same last three numbers, in the same order, you win NT$200."

Do they mean, the same numbers as are shown (on their site) or the same numbers...as in 999, 888, 777...etc?


#200

The same numbers shown. If one of the numbers is 12345678, and you have a ticket with xxxxx678 you win.