A Chinese man bought his ex-wife an apartment to hide his $1.2 million lottery win from her. Two years ago, he won a huge lottery prize after taxes.
. He never told his wife and took elaborate measures to hide the winnings. Chinese courts didn't like the failed subterfuge. Learn what happened.
The Hangzhou Daily reported that Zhou transferred $290,000 to his older sister and $100,000 to his ex-wife to help her buy an apartment a day after receiving the winnings. Lin, the man's wife, divorced him after finding out.
Lin requested that Wenzhou's divorce court divide the couple's property equally. She requested two-thirds of Zhou's hidden $1.2 million.
Zhou's embezzlement of the money he transferred to his sister and ex-wife was upheld by the court. Lin received two-thirds of Zhou's lottery winnings. The news outlet reported no appeals.
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He told the media he wouldn't tell his wife and child so they wouldn't become "conceited," the South China Morning Post reported.