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Elderly Lottery Winner Donates All Money To Charity

InternationalInternational: Elderly Lottery Winner Donates All Money To Charity

Local media reports that A 71-year-old man in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region who won a lottery jackpot of 5RMB million (US$620,000) has donated all of the money to charity.

Surnamed Wang, the man is a retired worker with the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in Changji.

"My only wish to make use of the prize for myself is to buy a new radio," Wang was quoted by the Xinjiang Economic Daily as saying.

On November 21, when Wang arrived at the lottery complex in Urumqi to receive his prize, he donated the first batch of rmb500,000 to a charity project aimed at financing schooling of impoverished students.

Wang donated the remaining RMB3.5 million to charity affairs through a Catholic organization, sources with the Xinjiang Welfare Lottery Center said.

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new delhi
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Posted: December 2, 2005, 10:09 am - IP Logged

very noble and magnanimous of him. don't hear too often of people who can do that.

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    Posted: December 2, 2005, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

    True. It was a very nice thing for him to do.

    Dance like no one is watching.

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      Posted: December 2, 2005, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

      Most assets can be seized by the communist regime. He choose to toss it to charity and thus save himself disgrace via the government he lives in.

      ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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        Posted: December 2, 2005, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

        Most assets can be seized by the communist regime. He choose to toss it to charity and thus save himself disgrace via the government he lives in.

        If you read current affairs, you will find things have changed and it is no longer true.

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          new delhi
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          Posted: December 2, 2005, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

          Most assets can be seized by the communist regime. He choose to toss it to charity and thus save himself disgrace via the government he lives in.

          If you read current affairs, you will find things have changed and it is no longer true.

          Thank you!

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            Posted: December 3, 2005, 12:14 am - IP Logged

            Most assets can be seized by the communist regime. He choose to toss it to charity and thus save himself disgrace via the government he lives in.

            If you read current affairs, you will find things have changed and it is no longer true.

            To my knowledge, what rlevins says is correct.

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              Posted: December 3, 2005, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

              Most assets can be seized by the communist regime. He choose to toss it to charity and thus save himself disgrace via the government he lives in.

              If you read current affairs, you will find things have changed and it is no longer true.

              That's what I thought. I choose to think he donated the money out of the goodness of his heart. Unless, I read otherwise. =)

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                Posted: December 4, 2005, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                If he didn't need the money, than why did he play the lottery? I couldn't be so philantrophal (sic?) until after I'm dead.

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                  Posted: December 4, 2005, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                  He probably just wanted to see if he could win, I guess.

                  Dance like no one is watching.