A FURIOUS wife got ultimate revenge on her husband after he hid his £1million lottery win from her and even bought his Ex-partner a house.
The secretive man, known as Zhou, won the lottery two years ago but now faces embezzlement charges, a Chinese court heard.
3Zhou bought his winning ticket at a Chinese lottery stallCredit: GettyIn 2021, the man from Zhejiang, east China, snagged the massive pre-tax ten million yuan (£1.2million) haul but didn’t let his wife know.
Eventually, his hidden financial web unravelled and now he must pay his wife compensation.
According to Hangzhou Daily, he sent £242,000 of the winnings to his sister and a further £85,000 to his ex-wife to help her buy a flat.
When his wife, Lin, discovered his disgraceful act she filed for a divorce.
Furthermore, she requested the couple’s property be divided equally at court.
She also asked for about 65 per cent of the money he concealed from her.
The money sent to Zhou’s ex-wife and his sister was deemed to be embezzlement and her request was upheld by the court.
The report said neither party has appealed the court ruling.
National lottery winnings are taxed in China to raise money for community and welfare programmes.
Because of that, people have attempted to hide their lump sums.
One man named Li bizarrely dressed in a mascot costume last year to accept his winnings.
He told local media he donned the outfit to hide his appearance from his family.
At the time, Li said: “I’m really happy I won but I don’t want my family to know about this since they might become too arrogant and complacent in the future.”
Selfish lottery winners have trended online.
One woman kept her huge lottery win a secret from her husband for eight years before he found out after seeing a text on her phone.
Another wary woman hid her winning lottery ticket for safekeeping after scooping the jackpot – but ended up forgetting where she put it.
3Chinese man Li, pictured in yellow costume, accepts his lottery winningsCredit: Guangxi Welfare Lottery Center3Li’s winning lottery ticketCredit: Baidu
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