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Taiwan couple hits back-to-back prizes with scratch-off lottery tickets

A Tainan, Taiwan, couple in their 50s won $35,689 from a scratch-off ticket and decided to try their luck a second time, winning $3,569. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A Tainan, Taiwan, couple in their 50s won $35,689 from a scratch-off ticket and decided to try their luck a second time, winning $3,569. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A Taiwan couple who won a $35,689 prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket decided to try their luck with another ticket and won an additional $3,569.

The Taiwan Lottery Corp. said the couple, a man and woman in their 50s, bought three of the $20 million Super Red Envelope scratch-off tickets from a store in Tainan.

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The couple thought they had won a small prize, but learned after bringing their ticket back to the store to scan that it was a $35,689 jackpot winner.

The pair said they decided to try their luck again and bought two more of the tickets. One of those was a $3,569 winner.

The $20 million Super Red Envelope game was launched this month in celebration of the Lunar New Year. The top prize is worth $713,788.80.

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