A customer at a Shanghai lottery story. The welfare and the sports lottery are the only legalised form of gambling on mainland China. Photo: Reuters A customer at a Shanghai lottery story. The welfare and the sports lottery are the only legalised form of gambling on mainland China. Photo: Reuters
A customer at a Shanghai lottery story. The welfare and the sports lottery are the only legalised form of gambling on mainland China. Photo: Reuters

China’s new inconvenient truth: how much lottery money corrupt officials stole

  • Authorities deny widespread rumours that the equivalent of US$19.5bn had been embezzled, but say it would be ‘inconvenient’ to give correct figures
  • Latest developments in corruption scandal trigger fresh public outcry, with people questioning whether the true figure is greater

Topic |   Corruption in China
A customer at a Shanghai lottery story. The welfare and the sports lottery are the only legalised form of gambling on mainland China. Photo: Reuters A customer at a Shanghai lottery story. The welfare and the sports lottery are the only legalised form of gambling on mainland China. Photo: Reuters
A customer at a Shanghai lottery story. The welfare and the sports lottery are the only legalised form of gambling on mainland China. Photo: Reuters
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