A Taiwanese man received criticism from netizens for bragging about winning the Taiwan Receipt Lottery (US $ 350) after purchasing 4,600 plastic bags separately to increase his odds of winning. .
A Taiwanese man in Kaohsiung recently boasted on social media that he had won the third prize of the Taiwan Lottery Receipt, worth NT $ 10,000, after buying 4,600 plastic bags for NT $ 1 each to increase your chances of winning. His post quickly went viral on the Baoyuan Commune 2.0 Facebook page (爆 怨 公社 2.0) and sparked a heated debate among netizens over the fairness of his tactics.
The man wrote that over the course of two months, he bought shopping bags at various locations every day. During the lottery from September to October, he found that he held a receipt for the Third Prize, the actual after-tax amount was NT $ 7,960.
The fact that he deliberately bought cheap items to increase his income caused many netizens to complain that it reduced their chances of winning. Others wrote that it wouldn’t affect the odds of winning and spending NT $ 4,600 to earn NT $ 10,000 was not worth the trouble.
Before the incident, the Ministry of Finance said that according to the current unified regulations on invoices, the seller only needs to have an invoice to issue an invoice. The ministry said there is currently no way to stop consumers from making bulk purchases to hoard bills, but stressed that such incidents are rare.
The BTC said that it currently does not think that it is necessary to revise the lottery rules for rewards to prevent such behavior. However, they pledged that they would ask the Kaohsiung National Tax Administration to investigate the matter.