The jackpots of several lotteries in Taiwan are set to swell after the Taiwan Lottery announced this week that it will plough NT$900m ($29.61m) into prize pots.
As reported by Focus Taiwan, major lotteries like Super Lotto and Bingo Bingo are set to profit from the highest handout in six years.
Taiwan Lottery Board Member and Spokesperson Huang Chih-yi further confirmed that the additional prize money for Lotto 6/49, its most popular game, will be distributed in two parts as has been standard practice in recent years.
The first part will be through a daily draw held by Lotto 6/49 for 17 consecutive days from Jan 20 to Feb 5, the longest period a daily draw has been held in the lottery’s history, surpassing the 15 daily draws in a row held during the 2021 Lunar New Year.
The second part will be through special 360 draws held from Jan 20 – Feb 5.
The Taiwan Lottery also unveiled seven new lottery scratch cards designed for the Lunar New Year, which are on sale until July 12. These combine for more than NT$10.8bn ($356.66m) in aggregate jackpots and a total of 18.78 million prizes.