His Big Win
Mr. Li, the freshly-minted millionaire, explains he placed bets for over a decade, but none of his wins was anything to speak of. His big win began with him buying 40 lottery tickets, each one containing the same seven numbers – 2, 15, 19, 26, 27, 29, and 2. When he realized he had won, he put himself in a hotel room the night before picking up the check. He didn’t want to risk going outside and losing the ticket.
His Lottery Win Was Kept Secret
His reason for keeping his win a secret from his wife and child worked in his favor. He explains that keeping the money a secret was a tool meant to keep his family working hard now and in the future. He didn’t want all that money to make them lazy and unappreciative.
His Plans for the Future
Such a huge lottery win – $30 million, can make a person’s mind go wild. Some people may waste it on vacations, restaurants, and expensive amenities. But Mr. Li has already donated $5 million to charity. He’s now deciding what to do with the rest.
People have a lot of decisions to make when they win a life-changing amount of money from the lottery. It’s up to the person. Some, like Mr. Li, may choose to keep it a secret for a while, while others may give it all away to charity or spend it on themselves. Mr. Li says buying tickets doesn’t interfere with his life as he doesn’t spend too much money, and it’s a hobby and a ray of hope.