- A Chinese lottery winner, identified only by his pseudonym Li, wore a cartoon costume to claim his 220 million yuan (approx. $30 million) prize to hide his identity from his own family.
- After donating the 5 million yuan (approx. $684,660) to charity and being taxed 43 million yuan (approx. $5.9 million), Li was able to take home 171 million yuan (approx. $23.4 million).
- Li told local news outlets that he decided not to tell his wife and kid about the money in case it makes them lazy or "feel superior” to others.
- Li’s wife, despite her lack of knowledge, has a right to the winnings as a joint owner of the newly claimed asset under the Chinese Marriage Law.
A lottery winner in China claimed his 220 million yuan prize (approximately $30.1 million) in a cartoon costume last week to hide his identity, including from his own family.
Identified by local press only by his pseudonym Li, the winner told local news outlets that he decided not to tell his family about the money to keep them from becoming lazy or acting “superior” to others.
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.
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!”
- 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.
A father who won over $100,000 in the lottery from a scratch card in Vancouver, Canada, plans to use it towards his children’s education.
Winning lottery ticket: Frankis Christurasa and his daughter, Pirashalini Firangs, won $125,000 on a Super Money Multiplier Scratch and Win ticket purchased from the Victoria Drive Town Pantry.
People are praising the Indian American owners of Lucky Stop, a convenience store in Southwick, Mass., for returning a $1 million lottery ticket to a customer.
What happened: Lea Rose Fiega purchased a $30 Diamond Millions scratch-off ticket in March, according to CBS News.
A Canadian woman won a $60 million Lotto Max jackpot using the numbers her husband dreamed of 20 years ago.
Deng Pravatoudom, 57, has been playing the lottery with the same set of numbers for two decades, according to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG).
Four hospital workers in British Columbia, Canada became overnight millionaires after winning the lottery jackpot worth 6 million Canadian dollars ($4.5 Million).
Heewon (Theresa) Choi and three of her colleagues from the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster won the 6/49 lottery draw on Oct. 31, according to the official British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
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.
A retired retailer in North Carolina recently won the $344 million Powerball jackpot after playing fortune cookie numbers his granddaughter gave him.
Charles W. Jackson Jr., 66, claimed his winnings at North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters on June 4, CTV News reports. It was the largest lottery prize in North Carolina history.
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.
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.