359.9 million yuan: China's biggest lottery prize ever

10:41, October 09, 2009      

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Latest Chinese lottery results for the Union Lotto came out on the evening of October 8 with 93 top prizes, each more than 4,090,000 yuan. One winner in Henan province won 88 top prizes out of the 93, making him the biggest winner in China's lottery history, claiming the grand prize of over 359.9 million yuan.

Besides the winner from Henan who claimed 88 top prizes, other top prize winners were from Beijing, Heilongjiang, Shanghai, Guangxi, and Shaanxi.

According to the Welfare Lottery Distribution Center in Henan province, 88 top prizes came from the lottery booth under the China Construction Bank building in Anyang City. The ticket was sold at 14:55:05 on October 8.

This new grand lottery prize total of 359.9 million yuan is more than the winner from Gansu province who won a total of 113 million yuan in 2007. It marks the Henan citizen as the biggest winner in China's lottery history.

It is understood that there has been much more first prize winners of the Union Lotto this year than last year. More than 15 top prizes come out seven times this year while the 2007 and 2008 average was only 5 times.

By People's Daily Online
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