A player clears the equivalent of 30 million euros in the lottery.
But he has his reasons for not telling his wife and child.
Guangxi Zhuang - Lotto (6aus49) is not the only lottery where players can win millions.
While in many European regions there is the Eurojackpot or the Euromillions, which also attract large prizes, in China, for example, you can become a millionaire in a lottery with the seven correct numbers.
One man did it, as reported by the
South China Morning Post
, among others.
The lottery winner, known only under the pseudonym "Li", bought 40 tickets for 80 yuan, around eleven euros.
Each ticket contained his seven lucky numbers.
He won 219,200,000 yuan, the equivalent of almost 30 million euros - a fantastic win.
But anyone who thinks that his family, especially his son and his wife, were overjoyed is wrong.
Because they know nothing about lottery luck.
Probability of winning for all correct ones
Lottery (6out of 49)
1 in 140,000,000
Additional lottery game 77
1 to \t10,000,000
Additional lottery Super 6
1 to \t1,000,000
1 to 139.838.160
Lottery winner hides millions from his own wife and children
Unlike a young woman from England who publicized her lottery win and deeply regretted it, Li picked up his millions in a very special disguise.
He was dressed up like a popular cartoon character to disguise his identity.
As "Fudou", the mascot of the lottery, he got his million check.
This is a popular method in China to avoid having to make the million-dollar profit public, the newspaper reports.
But why is he hiding the profit from his family?
"I haven't told my wife and kid because I'm afraid they'll get too lazy and complacent and stop working hard now or in the future," the newly minted Lottery millionaire told
He doesn't go any further into his fears and the reason for them, instead he is reticent and emphasizes that he has been taking part in the lottery for a very long time and "his family doesn't care".
Chinese lottery winner wants to hide money from wife: is it legal?
Li donated a portion to a charitable organization.
When asked what he still wants to do with the money, the lucky lottery player explains that he doesn't know yet, but will plan his spending carefully.
But is it legal in China to hide such a profit?
South China Morning Post
cites a Chinese lawyer who sees things differently.
He is said to have emphasized to the broadcaster
that hiding the lottery win would violate Chinese law in marriage.
According to the lawyer, the woman has a right to know about the prize.
Gambling can be addictive. Those affected can find help from the Federal Center for Health Education, among others.
Gambling can be addictive.
Those affected can find help from the Federal Center for Health Education, among others.
While Li was able to collect his winnings, a young couple from Hertfordshire in the UK were less fortunate.
You typed all the lottery numbers correctly and still got nothing.