How to win a lottery in China
Here’s how to win the lottery in the People’s Republic of China.
Posted on 11 April 2018 10:42:22 China has been the biggest lottery winner in the world in recent years, with more than $2.6bn in prize money paid out in the past three years.
A new lottery is set to start on Thursday, with an estimated $1.8bn of cash prizes at stake.
The winning lottery number will be announced on the official Weibo microblog later this week.
It is unclear if the winner will receive any cash.
The official WeChat social media service is also set to broadcast the winner’s details.
It is unclear whether the winner of the lottery will be able to buy anything at the site.
The country’s lottery system, known as “Jinxiang”, has been criticised for being extremely opaque, with no official accounting or explanation of how the money is spent.
Last year, Chinese authorities issued a statement that said the lottery could be closed for up to five years if it was unable to win.
The official lottery website said in a statement: “The lottery will remain open for another five years as long as necessary for the system to function.”
It is understood that some people who have paid money to be eligible to win prizes have found their accounts frozen or cancelled.
In the US, the biggest US lottery jackpot was worth more than one million dollars when the first jackpot reached $1bn.