Identity of biggest lottery jackpot winner still unknown
A worker with Anyang Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd might be the winner of the largest lottery jackpot amounting to 360 million yuan. The unidentified winner hails from Anyang City won the prize after buying 44 identical Double Color Balls tickets issued by the China Welfare Lottery.
The winner bought two same sets of two digit numbers on each ticket, bringing his number of stakes to eighty eight. The winner have not claimed the prize yet, the winner could receive a total of 288 million yuan after winning taxes will be deducted from his winnings. The Henan lottery center will be discussing on how to best protect the winner’s privacy to ensure their safety. A co worker also said that the winner transferred to another city with his family after learning that he won to protect them from any unwanted attention.
This latest jackpot is by far the largest than the previous biggest lottery prize of 113 million yuan won by a worker from Gansu Province in 2007.