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NYC admission lottery system sees Asian students less likely to land in their desired high schools than their counterparts: report

  • In a new lottery-style admission system, Asian students are 20 percent less likely to be admitted into one of their top fiveNew York City school choices as compared to their Black and Latinx student counterparts.
  • According to the New York City school admission results released by the Department of Education, among the 12,082 Asian students applying for first-year seats in city schools for the Fall of 2022, only 8,484 secured a selection from one of their top five choices.
  • Seventy percent of Asian applicants received placement in one of their top five choices, as compared to 90% of Black applicants and 89% of Latinx ones.
  • If the summary results are narrowed down to top three choices, 58% of Asian students received admittance from one of their top three choices, while 82% of Black and 80% of Latinx students received the same.
  • The issue of equity has lawmakers and community leaders divided, with many Asian American families vocalizing their frustrations at a system that they allege heavily disadvantages them in the application process.

In a new lottery-style admission system, Asian students are 20 percent less likely to be admitted into one of their top five New York City high school choices as compared to their Black and Latinx student counterparts.

According to the New York City school admission results released by the Department of Education, among the 12,082 Asian students applying for first-year seats in public city high schools for the Fall of 2022, only 8,484 secured a selection from one of their top five choices. 

Watch: Korean streamer reacts to winning $1.5 million lottery while live on Twitch

While livestreaming on Twitch, a Korean streamer ecstatically burst into tears after scratching a winning lottery ticket worth 2 billion won (approximately $1.5 million). 

Ruruflower, who works professionally as a florist, was streaming from her flower shop called Reuvan Flower in Seoul when she scratched the winning numbers for a lottery ticket. In a clip of the moment posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Ruruflower is seen holding a winning ticket of 2 billion won as she yells out, “I actually got it!” 

Thai Buddhist monk to charitably donate $500,000-plus fortune he won from a lottery

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  • A monk working at Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan in the Nakhon Phanom province in northeastern Thailand has been donating the 18 million baht (approximately $537,000) he won in the lottery on March 1.
  • The monk, whose name was not revealed, reportedly shared his winnings with the temple where he lives, schools and other organizations in their area. He also donated some of his money to more than 1,000 locals, giving them 500 baht (approximately $15) each.
  • He eventually decreased the amount he was giving out to individuals to 200 baht (approximately $6) each after thousands more flocked outside their temple.
  • The monk had purportedly given out a total of 1.5 million baht (approximately $44,800) as of March 7 and has said he will give the entirety of his fortune away.

A Buddhist monk in Thailand has began giving away his over half a million dollars in lottery winnings to his temple and surrounding community.

The 47-year-old monk, who works at Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan in the Nakhon Phanom province of northeastern Thailand, normally is against gambling but told Thai media he decided to help a lottery ticket vendor who was struggling to make a sale amid the COVID-19 pandemic in late February. He reportedly bought three tickets from the man three days before the bi-monthly draw on March 1.

Thai Monk Wins $588,000 Lottery, Forced to Hide After Beggars Storm Temple

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A Thai monk who won the lottery jackpot of 18 million Thai Baht ($589,000) fled to an undisclosed location after people stormed his temple to ask for donations.

Ajahn Montri Samujjo, a 67-year-old monk at Wat Thinnakorn Nimit in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, won three lottery tickets worth 6 million Thai Baht ($196,300) each during the Sunday draw, according to Khaosod News via Thai Residents.

Two Men Undergo DNA Test to Prove the Winner of Million Dollar Lottery Prize in Thailand

Authorities in Thailand are resorting to a DNA test to determine the rightful winner of the nearly $1 million (30 million Thai baht) lottery prize after two individuals stepped up to claim it.

One of the claimants, 50-year-old teacher Preecha Kraikruan said he lost the five winning lottery tickets, which were later claimed by 62-year-old retired policeman Charoon Wimon. 

Korean Man Faces Everyone’s Worst Nightmare After Winning the Lottery

Money can certainly cause more problems than it solves as one man sure knows. 

A 58-year-old Korean man became an overnight millionaire after striking the jackpot. The unnamed man, a divorcee construction worker, allegedly won $4 million from the national lottery. However, it appears he had little time to celebrate as family soon came knocking on and breaking down his door.

Two Brothers Won the Lottery on the Same Day, But One is a Little Happier

Two brothers from Pennsylvania both won the lottery on the same day, but one of them will be celebrating more than the other.

James Stocklas, 67, was thrilled and said he was shaking for an hour when he found out he had won the Powerball lottery jackpot of $291.4 million, according to Lehigh Valley Live. His less lucky brother also won in the same draw but just for $7.