# Receipt and Taiwan Lottery

#221

If you get 100 reciepts then you have a one in a million chance of winning 2 million NT dollars.

#222

Thanks Dragonbones.

#223

'Say whuh?" back at ya. 200,000 = Two hundred thousand. And 2000,000 means 2 million.
I think you might be adding a few zeros there...

Considerably better odds than no chance in a million.

#224

No no no (a la Winehouse, head shaking like a bobblehead) - I'm saying where you getting the "2 million" being Americanese for 200,000 - the billion thing was a side note. I never heard of someone saying we merkins use 2 million for 200k. Not like "aluminum" vs "aluminium"...

#225

Statistically, one chance in a million is pretty much the same as no chance in a million. How close to zero do you need to go to consider it zero?

#226

Well TAipei city has bout 5 million people and one a day die on a motorcycle. Thats one chance in five million. Not significant for the other 4,999,999 persons but pretty significant for that ONE.

The lotto is the same.

#227

I stand corrected. Once again confused on the internet. But since we're on the topic I found this in my search for evidence.

A million seconds is 12 days. A billion seconds is 31 years. A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

et pur si muove... aka - long as the odds are, people win, yes? Why not you or me Dr McCoy?

#228

What he said.

#229

TwoTongues, Totally offtopic. But how come you have EXACTLY the same avatar as Jason West has on facebook? kotaku.com/5483348/report-strang ... ent-ousted

Anyway. Thanks for the heads up, need to go and check my numbers now =P

#230

I check mine since it's free. With odds of one in a million every two months I figure I should win about once every 166,666.7 years. And then I'll pay off my credit card balance.

#231

What's the difference between having the last three digits on a regular and grand?

I have the last three digits on a grand price (775) receipt ....do I still win \$200NTD or no cigar?

Cheers

#232

You got nothing for the last 3 digits on the grand prize numbers. I thought so, took it in, I was sorely disappointed.

#233

Shit.... :fume: :noway:

#234

Another redundant thread by the same OP.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=84098&hilit=taiwan+lottery

#235

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Merged.

#236

Hi there:
I just searched the forum for the link where I can check the numbers on the receipts, but they all seem expired? getting frustrated... hope somebody can post a link... also - how long are the numbers on the receipt good for? I mean I have so many receipts now from this month, but how long are they valid ..?
and if there is a winning number - what to do?
thanks Forumosians!

#237

A search throws up this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2905&hilit=Receipt+lottery

Your receipts are valid. The draw only happens every two months.

#238

Yeah, that's what I found, too, but the links there are not useful, don't open... maybe it's because they were posted 9 years ago... ha

#239

english.etax.nat.gov.tw/wSite/lp ... &BaseDSD=7
This one works.

#240

awesome !!! thank you !