Receipt and Taiwan Lottery


#261

[quote=“madracer”]My First time winning, $1000 :wink:

So besides the Post Office, can you redeem the winnings at 7-11?
@500cbFan, does welcome give you cash, or can you only use it in exchange for groceries? (Assume they will pay you the cash difference if your groceries are less than the winnings)[/quote]

Convenience stores and Wellcome will let you exchange for goods, but sometimes convenience stores will put it on your Easycard, and 7-11 will always let you put it on your iCash card.


#262

and for next time, you can use this online web-checker to do this:
postaround.me/taiwan


#263

typing in the numbers manually is not quicker … ?


#264

is the Taiwan lottery legit?

I was on a taxi and driver said it might be rigged. He said he got a friend that owns a lottery store, he didn’t have any winners but higher up told him to shut up and just tell BS stories to newspaper and people if they come to his store, or else they will shut down his store if he doesn’t shut up. What do you guys think? is it all rigged in Taiwan?actually no one wins it? anyone heard about similar taxi story?


#265

I don’t have any TW lottery stories, but I do have a 刮刮樂 (scratchie ticket?) story. There’s a shop near my office and I canot remember how many tickets I have bought (dozens?) and I cannot win anything. Other shops seem fine.


#266

im sure im late on this, but the receipts that 7-11 doesnt print out for you, how do you check the winning numbers on those tickets?


#267

Do only the long receipts with lottery info on the back count? I saw short receipts without lottery info also with an 8 digit no…
And do only receipts purchased within the relevant 2 months qualify?
Thanks!


#268

[quote=“ac13”]Do only the long receipts with lottery info on the back count? I saw short receipts without lottery info also with an 8 digit no…
And do only receipts purchased within the relevant 2 months qualify?
Thanks![/quote]

Only the receipts purchased within the relevant 2 months qualify.

The new short receipts are also eligible. However, this was my most recent experience with the new short receipts:

I went into a 7-11 to redeem my winning ticket from May-June by purchasing $200 worth of items. In the past, there were no problems with the long reciepts–simply print my info on the back, including my ARC number.

However, the clerk informed me that with the new short tickets, the clerk MUST scan the barcode on a Taiwanese ID to enter the winner’s information into the system. Although ARCs have a barcode, apparently they don’t contain the information that is required (the manager of the 7-11 confirmed this). So, the clerk ended up using his own ID to process my transaction.

So, if you’re redeeming a short receipt to purchase items/add to an icash card, instead of getting cash at the post office, it’s more of a hassle.

If someone else has had a different experience (which wouldn’t surprise me), I’d love to hear it.


#269

Well, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this… but I’m not sweating it about my ARC not working for 7-11 redemption because I have gone through well over 2000 receipts in four different rounds of lottery and have won exactly $0 NT. When I look at the hours I put in for absolutely no return, it’s a really crappy job… and I’ve already quit.

:doh:


#270

[quote=“adguy”]Well, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this… but I’m not sweating it about my ARC not working for 7-11 redemption because I have gone through well over 2000 receipts in four different rounds of lottery and have won exactly $0 NT. When I look at the hours I put in for absolutely no return, it’s a really crappy job… and I’ve already quit.

:doh:[/quote]

Don’t quit! I’ve been here for 4.5 years, and on the average I have at least one winning ticket every other drawing. My biggest win was Nov-Dec 2011; I matched 5 numbers and won $4,000! (less 20% tax :neutral:) There were plenty of expressions of “gong xi, gong xi” from the post office workers, who seemed just as shocked as I was.

My luck is bound to run out…maybe your turn is next?


#271

I have no idea how you could never win with 2000 receipts. You have a 5 in 1000 chance of winning 200NT. I agree though that it probably isn’t worth it but maybe you get lucky.


#272

Yeah, I always win 200, sometimes more - biggest haul 1400. You can check them while watchign TV or something. It’s no big chore.


#273

Yeah, maybe it’s just my luck. I do have notoriously bad luck.

Back in the states when I would go to Vegas with friends, I would lose everything I budgeted for gambling within in a couple of hours… I wasn’t betting stupid or taking crazy risks, I would just literally not win even a single hand of blackjack,not hit a single number in roulette, not get anywhere in craps — never anything in any game at all. It’s really quite impressive in a very sad way. But then I would have to spend the rest of the weekend standing around watching my friends play, to broke to go to a show or anything to keep myself entertained.

Since the receipt lottery doesn’t involve purchasing tickets, I thought it was worth a shot to see if my luck would turn. Nope. Simple not in my stars. :aiyo:


#274

Then give the whole shebang to someone else. They may strike gold.

My then gf in Taiwan always gets a few winners each two months. Many 200nt sometimes 1000nt and twice 4000nt (which needs to be taxed, the lower numbers not).


#275

After a year of collecting, I’ve finally won my first fapiao prize! $1000 tax-free, woohoo! :yay: Now, to redeem it… it’s from a $40 7-11 purchase, with the short receipt. I’ll give it a shot using my ARC, cross your fingers!


#276

I had no problem with the short receipt at the post office. He just got me to write my name and ARC number on the back.


#277

Cool, thanks! Next Friday, I shall redeem.


#278

Is it too late to claim 2013 7-8 prizes?


#279

Yep, too late. Sorry.

etax.nat.gov.tw/etwmain/fron … 0f&site=en

[quote]Uniform-Invoice Prize Winning Numbers for Months 07-08, Year 2013
[…]
In order to receive the prize money, a winner must fill out the form on the back of the uniform invoice and present this with his or her ID card at any post office from 2013/10/06 to 2014/01/06.[/quote]


#280

A lot less than the odds of you being a bot.