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China: Winner of $17 mn jackpot receives prize wearing a monkey mask

world Updated: Dec 25, 2015 21:15 IST
A man wears a monkey mask as a disguise to receive a cheque of over 110 million yuan ($17 million) after winning a lottery jackpot in Kunming, Yunnan province of China.

A man wears a monkey mask as a disguise to receive a cheque of over 110 million yuan ($17 million) after winning a lottery jackpot in Kunming, Yunnan province of China. (Reuters)

A Chinese man turned up wearing a monkey mask for what could be the life-changing event in his life - receiving the prize money of $17 million jackpot he had won.

According to a state-run media report on Friday, this is the biggest prize ever received by its winner in person in the history of the lottery in Yunnan province.

The prize is also the 20th lottery prize over 100 million yuan ($15 million) in the history of Chinese double chromosphere lottery, state-run China Daily reported.

But the identity of the winner was disguised behind the mask when he received the prize on Wednesday in Kunming, capital city of Yunnan province, and his name is not known.

The only fact which could be ascertained was that he bought his winning lottery ticket for 20 yuan ($3).