We understand that buying lottery tickets can be somewhat addicting as it feels like you’re constantly testing out your luck! While these lottery tickets are supposed to be for leisure, some people take it too seriously trying to win the jackpot!
Just like this 49-year-old Chinese man who has been living in solitude for 10 years in hopes that he will be able to figure out the formula for winning lottery numbers!
Source: Business Insider
Wang Chengzhou made a home under a road bridge in Chongqing where he spends his time researching the mathematical algorithm behind the lottery’s winning digits.
Wang worked part-time in jobs at the post office or as a cleaner to make ends meet. Local media reported that he suffered a thigh fracture when he was working at a construction site in Xian, Shaanxi province.
Source: Asia Gaming Brief
After he recovered from the injury, he reportedly told his relatives that he was going to work at another building site in Yunnan province, but ended up in Chongqing in 2018.
However, his family did not know of his whereabouts until reporters contacted them.
According to SCMP, he refused to return home even after his 76-year-old mother begged him to return for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration, saying that he would not return until he had “made his mark in lottery research”.
“I have mastered the algorithms of lotteries.”
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It was reported that Wang spends about 2,000 yuan (RM1,232) on lottery tickets each month. He plans to write four books on topics of mental arithmetic and lottery codes based on his research.
However, Sichuan University math professor Zhou De told Chengdu Commercial Daily that it is “almost impossible” to predict winning lottery numbers in advance.
“Lottery numbers are randomly generated.”
Wang, what are you doing? Go home for the Chinese New Year celebration! The lottery tickets ain’t going to run, it’s still going to be there. It’s alright to do what he wants as long as he’s not dragging others along with him.
What are your thoughts on this?
(Source: The Straits Times)