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A man from Guangxi, one of China’s poorest provinces, dressed as a bright yellow mascot to collect his US$30.6 million lottery winnings. The man, identified only by nom de guerre “Mr Li”, won 219.4 million yuan (US$30.3 million, 1.1 billion baht) on the Guangxi Welfare Lottery on October 20. Mr Li received his check clad in a yellow mascot costume because he wanted to keep the prize a secret from his lazy, wastefull family, notably his wife and children. His action was quite unusual. Chinese lottery winners are usually much more in fear of their parents’ grubby fingers grabbing the […]

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20 hours ago, Poolie said:

'Parents grubby fingers?' Nicely stereoytped Thaiger.

How about 'typical tabloid trash?'

What is stereotypical?  The article  provides background to the comment. And yes in China, relatives come out of the woodwork when a family member wins the lottery.

11 minutes ago, MrStretch said:

"Yellow Peril"...can we be any more racist?

How so? The mascot was warning of the peril of greedy family members, The mascot was yellow. Hence yellow peril warning. You do live up to your name because you are stretching the butthurt here.

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