Monkey Man Wins RMB264 Million Lottery in Guangxi

By Daniel Mannering, January 19, 2016

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Powerball winners, eat your hearts out. Last week, a mysterious man wearing a monkey costume was awarded a RMB264 million jackpot in Guangxi Province. Disappointingly, his outfit of choice wasn’t made as an unprompted fashion statement, but rather as an extra precaution to safeguard his identity.

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Last week's jackpot was the fifth largest ever won in China, and the largest in Guangxi Province. The lottery winner donated a portion of his winnings to public welfare causes.

"I'm very excited right now," the monkey man told reporters at the conference. "I'm sweating inside the costume."

This is certainly not the first time a Chinese lottery winner has come to pick up their winnings in costume: in 2011 a panda ran off with RMB565 million, while in 2014 "Mickey Mouse" collected a giant check worth RMB497 million and a purple-nosed bear came to collect his RMB525 million prize.

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