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What an inspiration. A Chinese man who recently won nearly half-a-million dollars in the lottery promptly divorced his wife before heading in to collect his winnings.
Per The Independent:
A man who won half a million pounds in China’s national lottery promptly divorced his wife – before collecting his winnings the next day.
Liu Xiang found out he had scooped 4.6 million yuan (£467,000) in February, but proceeded to initiate the divorce with his wife, Yuan Li, without telling her about his win and picked up his money a day later.
In a move that you either respect the hell out of or completely hate, Liu Xiang went all in trying to con her out of the money that he fell ass backwards into. Unfortunately, she found out and sued him for it.
His ex-wife sued him for half of the sum after learning of his windfall and a court ordered him to pay her a quarter of the winnings from the ticket he purchased on Chinese New Year’s Eve, according to The Times.
Sure, it sucks he lost a quarter of his winnings, but imagine if he didn’t have the cashflow to lawyer up in the hearings. You’d have to imagine it’d be closer to a 50/50 split as opposed to her just taking down a casual 1.15 million yuan.
See, if I won the lottery, I wouldn’t be thinking that clearly. I’d be attending every major sporting event before partying myself stupid and eventually dying at an early age thereby leaving millions in my bank account. If anything, I’ll probably just get married prior to dying so I know the money will go to the person of my choice as opposed to someone that wins it in court. To each their own, though. .
[via The Independent]
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