Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) A single winner hit the Taiwan Power Lottery jackpot on Monday, taking the top prize of NT $ 2.7 billion ($ 96.6 million), according to Taiwan Lottery Co.
The winning numbers for Monday’s Power Lottery were 08, 09, 19, 23, 24, 35 in the first section and a special 01 in the second section.
The first prize winning ticket that matched the seven numbers was sold at a lottery store in Sanxia, New Taipei, according to Taiwan Lottery.
Firecrackers were lit outside the store to celebrate after hearing the news, and Lin Yu-ting (林玉婷), the co-owner of the Sanxia lottery store, said on Monday that she was happy to see the winning ticket sold. At her place. shop.
The winning ticket holder is a frequent visitor and spent NT $ 3,200 on lottery tickets this time, according to Lin.
The bi-weekly Power Lottery jackpot hit NT $ 2.7 billion for Monday’s draw after rolling 41 straight times without a winner, the company said.
It was the third biggest jackpot since Taiwan started issuing the Public Welfare Lottery in 1999. The two biggest wins were a winning NT $ 3.003 billion ticket sold in Taichung in April 2015 and a NT $ 2.87 billion winning banknote sold in Taipei in September 2015.
The holder of the first prize winning ticket will actually collect NT $ 2.16 billion after paying a 20% tax on lottery winnings, according to the company.