A man from China recently won a lottery jackpot worth 219 million yuan, which is equivalent to $29.9 million.
However, he is keeping it a secret from his wife and child because he doesn’t want them to become lazy.
The man, who goes by the name Mr. Li, went alone to the lottery office located in Nanning, a city in the southern province of Guangxi, to collect his prize.
Pictures of him accepting the award show him wearing a bright yellow outfit that covers his head.
“I didn’t tell my wife and child for fear that they would be too complacent and would not work or work hard in the future,” the man told the newspaper last week.
He claimed to have given 5 million yuan to charity and was undecided about what to do with the remaining money. After taxes, he receives approximately 171.6 million yuan.
According to the Nanning Evening News, the winning ticket was purchased by the man in a store in Litang, a 120,000-person town located just east of Nanning, the regional capital. He drove to the larger city the following day to deliver the winning ticket to the lottery’s administrative office.
“I only slept in a hotel because I was afraid to go out and lose the lottery ticket,” he said.