Mon, Feb 19, 2007 - Page 2 News List

Luck of the Pig will give lottery winner NT$250m

By Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTER

Those wanting to try their luck in the Year of the Pig by buying Big Lotto tickets this week could be the winner of a first prize worth more than NT$250 million (US$7.6 million).

As nobody won the NT$157 million jackpot on Friday, the money will be rolled over to the next draw, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

It will be the biggest first prize since the Taiwan Lottery Co took over exclusive management of the lottery from its predecessor Taipei Fubon Bank earlier this year.

Taiwan Lottery Co has announced that it will raise the winnings for two draws of the Big Lotto starting on Wednesday.

The firm added NT$100 million to its first prize in the computerized Big Lotto and will do so again for tomorrow's draw.

The first prize for the Feb. 16 draw was originally NT$50 million. It went up to more than NT$150 million with the extra sum.

Taiwan Lottery's first campaign to raise winnings since it started business on Jan. 1 is a strategy to boost unstable sales.

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