(ORDO NEWS) — Recently, the international media reported on a Chinese man who received his lottery winnings while hiding from his own family.
A Chinese man under the pseudonym Li reportedly bought 40 lottery tickets somewhere in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and they all contained the same seven numbers.
His gamble paid off handsomely, as he was able to get his hands on a whopping 220 million yuan.
However, instead of celebrating victory with his wife and children, Lee kept his cool, preferring to keep the good news a secret from them.
The man had a good reason for doing so. Instead of telling his family that they are now 220 million yuan richer, risking them becoming “arrogant and lazy,”
Li chose to keep his family in the dark for a long time. The man simply put on a cartoon character outfit and received a lottery prize.
“I didn’t tell my wife or child. I am concerned that they may feel superior to other people and will not work hard or study hard in the future,” he told reporters after receiving the prize.
This disguise has become quite popular among Chinese lottery winners, but people usually wear it to protect themselves from criminals or from having to help friends and long-lost relatives in need of money.
The reason why Lee has sparked a heated debate is that some applaud his decision, while others argue that he has no right to keep his family in the dark.
From a legal standpoint, Lee may be breaking the law by not telling his wife about the lottery win, because the lottery money is considered the joint property of a married couple.
On the other hand, there have been so many horror stories about families being torn apart and lives ruined by big lottery wins that it’s not a good idea to tell your family about it all at once.
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