Taiwan Lottery to add NT$500 million to Dragon Boat jackpots

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Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Taiwan Lottery Co. will add an additional NT$500 million (US$16.78 million) in prize money to the jackpots of several lotteries to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival and boost interest, the company announced Tuesday.

The promotional campaign for the Dragon Boat Festival is scheduled to start on May 21, with NT$200 million added to the Power Lottery (威力彩) jackpot, Taiwan Lottery said.

The four lottery draws for its Grand Lottery game from June 15 to June 26, will add 40 prizes of NT$1 million and NT$40,000 of NT$2,000, the company said.

In addition, Taiwan Lottery will also increase prize money for its Bingo Bingo game for 16 consecutive days, starting on June 8.

The Dragon Boat Festival, the fifth day of the fifth month in the Lunar calendar, falls on June 18 this year.

According to statistics compiled by Taiwan Lottery, the company has sold an average of four winning tickets for the top prize in the Power Lottery annually for the past four years.

However, lottery buyers have had better luck this year, Taiwan Lottery said, as three winning tickets for the Power Lottery top prize were sold from Jan. 1 to May 15.

(By Tien Yu-pin and Frances Huang)

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