Victims of a recent flood in Japan have been given unexpected help from a mystery lottery winner who posted a winning ticket to help them.
Rescue officials in Fukui prefecture are marvelling at the winner’s generosity, after they received the ticket, worth 990,986 pounds, with a note saying it was intended for the victims of the flood. The sender had even used a false name and address so they would not be traced. Prefecture official Hiroko Imatomi said the note convinced her the ticket was genuine, says IOL. She said: “It must be from a rare type of person who has a big heart and hopes it will help people who suffered a lot.”
LOTTERY FEVER HITS TAIWAN WITH RECORD US$30M PAYOUT
TAIPEI : It is a hot 37 degrees Celsius in Taiwan but the weather is no dampener when it comes to lottery fever, especially when Thursday’s draw will net the winner a cool US$30 million.
Since the start of computerized lottery betting in Taiwan, hundreds of jackpot winners have been produced.
But over the past three weeks, the winning numbers have eluded all punters.
So the prize money has snowballed to close to US$30 million — the highest ever bounty — waiting to be collected by the winner or winners on Thursday’s draw.
Long queues have been forming since sales started, with every person hoping he or she will emerge the next millionaire.
“I will win. There’s always hope as long as you buy the tickets,” one Taiwanese said.
To win the big lotto, all you have to do is pick six out of 49 numbers.
Each ticket costs NT$50, or about US$1.50.
The rest is up to pure luck.
Taiwanese have long been …