I won £26million in lottery but I kept it secret from my family using bizarre tactic… here’s why

A man who won £26 million in the lottery hid his lucky money from his family with a strange tactic.

Lucky father, in Nanning, Chinacollected his winnings dressing up as a mysterious yellow cartoon character to protect his identity.

Man wearing yellow cartoon character costume to protect his identity


Man wearing yellow cartoon character costume to protect his identityCredit: Guangxi Welfare Lottery Center
Mr. Li's winning ticket


Mr. Li’s winning ticketCredit: Unknown, clear with picture desk

‘Mr. Li’ said he was overjoyed after discovering he had pocketed the huge amount of money – but would not tell his wife and children.

He spoke to Nanning Evening News and said, “I didn’t tell my wife and kids for fear that they would be too complacent and wouldn’t work, or work hard in the future.”

Mr. Li bought 40 lottery tickets at a shop in Litang, a town east of Nanning.

Each ticket he bought had the same 7 numbers, and the lottery company paid 5.48 million yuan for each ticket.

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After realizing he was holding the winning numbers – 2, 15, 19, 26, 27, 29 and 2 – Mr. Li boarded a train and headed straight into the city to claim his prize of 219 million yuan. yuan (£26 million).

He stayed in a hotel the weekend before accepting the award last November.

“I didn’t leave the hotel because I was afraid to go out and lose the lottery ticket,” he said.

After collecting 171.6 million yuan after tax (£20.4 million), the father said he chose to donate 5 million yuan (£600,000) to charity.

Mr. Li said he has played the lottery for more than 10 years and only won a small amount.

He said his previous strategy was to pick a new set of numbers every time – but he decided on a favored set a few years ago.

Lottery winners in China are taxed on their payouts.

Another lottery winner told about her kept her huge fortune a secret from her husband for 8 years before he found out after seeing a message on her phone.

The anonymous Redditor said she chose not to reveal her jackpot to her husband because he tends to squander cash quickly.

She won more than £480,000 playing the lottery in August 2014, just two months before she married childhood sweetheart Mike.

But instead of being delighted with their newfound wealth, the women are “panic” and fear their lives will be “turned upside down”.

The ticket holder then realized that she was still “legally single”, she could claim the prize without having to tell anyone else.

She managed to keep her win a secret from her husband, friends and family and decided to invest her jackpot wisely.

The woman’s sensible money-making moves paid off, as her bank balance skyrocketed to £1 million thanks to a shrewd investment in an energy company.

But her clueless husband ended up making a big fuss about her eight-year-old secret after noticing a winning text on the woman’s phone from her financial advisor.

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Another woman told how her mother won a whopping £2.2million in the lottery – and try to keep it a secret from everyone.

But while it may sound like a dream come true, winning the Lotto jackpot “also leaves a trail of damage” long after it comes out.

'Mr Li' said he was overjoyed after discovering he had pocketed the attractive sum of money


‘Mr Li’ said he was overjoyed after discovering he had pocketed the attractive sum of moneyCredit: Getty


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