A Chinese lottery winner won’t tell his family, fearing it will weaken them

A Chinese lottery winner won’t tell his family, fearing it will weaken them

A Chinese lottery winner won’t tell his family, fearing it will weaken them

  • The man who won 30 million dollars in the Chinese lottery says he will not tell his wife and child.
  • He told a local newspaper that he was worried that news of his winnings would weaken them.
  • She wore a bright yellow lottery mascot dress to collect her prize and pose for photos.

A man who won $30.1 million in a Chinese social lottery says he plans to keep it a secret for fear it will make his wife and child complacent.

The man – identified by local newspaper Nanning Evening News as Mr. Li – won 219.4 million yuan in the Guangxi Welfare Lottery on October 20.

“I didn’t tell my wife or my child,” Lee told the publication, according to a translation The South China Morning Post. “I am concerned that they may feel superior to other people and not work or study in the future.”

bought on October 20 40 lottery tickets Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The next morning he woke up to find his tickets had won.

Li collected his check in Nanning, the capital of the southern region, on October 24. In a Nanning Evening News article shared on the Weibo social network. He said he did not leave the hotel that weekend for fear of losing the ticket.

Lee donned the bright yellow costume of Fudu, the lottery mascot, to collect his prize and pose for photos.

The publication reports that Lee had been buying lottery tickets for more than ten years and only occasionally won small sums of money.

A woman buys a ticket at a China Welfare Lottery vending machine in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province, April 14, 2022.

A woman buys a ticket from a China Welfare Lottery vending machine in Zhengzhou on April 14, 2022.

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“I regard buying lottery as a hobby and my family is not interested in it,” Lee told The Nanning Evening News. The South China Morning Post.

“Plus, I don’t spend a lot of money on it, and the lottery gives me a glimmer of hope.”

According to the Nanning Evening News, Li donated 5 million yuan (about $690,000) to charity. After taxes, he took home about 171.6 million yuan ($23.6 million), according to the publication. Lee said he has not yet decided what to do with the rest of his winnings.



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