Sometimes, winning the lottery can be a conflict emotional for the lucky ones, because they want to keep their identity anonymous for various personal reasons.
However, one person faced this situation in a different way when he decided to collect his prize. wearing a bottarga.
This unique strategy was intended to ensure that his family did not find out about his big lottery win, the story takes place in 2022 and it has gone viral ever since.
The man disguised himself so that no one would recognize him and thus collect his Lottery prize
In southern China, a man named Li earned more than 200 million yuan (approximately 30 million dollars) in the Guangxi Welfare lottery after buying 40 lottery tickets for 80 yuan each (about $11).
All of Li’s tickets had the same winning number, earning him a prize of 5.48 million yuan per ticket. However, despite his great fortune, Li is worried about the future of his family if he reveals his fate to them.
As revealed by the media South China Morning Post, the man does not want his loved ones to “stop working” and become lazy.
Because of this, decided to hide his identity and attended the Gaungxi Welfare Lottery Distribution Center in Nanning, wearing a bottarga in October 2022.
“I did not tell my wife or my child. I am worried that they will feel that they are superior to other people and will not work or study much in the future,” he said.
As part of his tradition of buying lottery tickets for ten years, Li always chooses the same seven numbers because he finds them pleasing.
Despite his hobby, in previous years, He did very little.
Finally, Li collected his prize with bottarga and took almost 171 million yuan after donating five million to charities and paying $43 million in taxes.
“I consider buying the lottery a hobby and my family doesn’t care. Besides, I don’t spend much on it and the lottery gives me a glimmer of hope,” Li concluded.
For him, buying the lottery is more of a hobby than an investment, and he considers it that gave him a ray of hope in their lives.