Shanghai winner scoops lottery jackpot

08:10, August 12, 2010      

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A lucky person in Shanghai has scooped a 259 million yuan jackpot (38 million USD) in the Union Lotto, the country's second largest lottery, according to Shanghai Youth Daily says.

Latest results for the Union Lotto came out Tuesday and showed that the punter's ticket had 50 of the 55 top prizes, each one worth five million yuan (about 740,000 USD).

The same ticket holder also pocketed six million yuan (885,600 USD) through 50 second prizes.

The mysterious winner is said to have bought the tickets at a lottery booth in Dalian Road, Yangpu District, according to the Welfare Lottery Distribution Center in Shanghai.

The China Welfare Lottery's Union Lotto, also known as the two-colored ball game, was launched in February 2003.

Ticket holders need to pick seven numbers from two separate pools of balls: six different numbers (red balls) from 1 to 33, and one number (blue ball) from 1 to 16.

The draw is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and each ticket costs two yuan.

The top prize goes to the ticket that matches all seven numbers drawn. The jackpot keeps growing if there is no winner.

China's biggest lottery prize went to someone from central China's Henan Province, who won 359.9 million yuan in the Union Lotto last year.

Source: CRI online


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