"Lucky" Chinese phone number sold for staggering R5.2 million

"Lucky" Chinese phone number sold for staggering R5.2 million

- A mobile phone number considered to be a lucky number has been auctioned for 2.25 million yuan (R5.6 million)

- Reports indicate that more than 5 000 people partook in the auction on Sunday, August 16

- The number ends in five eights, which is a sought-after combination in China because "eight" in Mandarin sounds similar to the word for "prosperity"

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A "lucky" mobile phone number has sold for 2.25 million yuan (R5.2 million) after more than 5 000 people vied online for the right to use the number.

The number was auctioned on Sunday, August 16 because it ends in five eights, which is a sought-after combination in China, CNA reports.

Briefly.co.za gathers that the word "eight" in Mandarin sounds similar to the word for "prosperity".

'Lucky' Chinese phone number fetches US$300,000 at online auction

Lucky numbers. Photo credit: 88 Cut Diamond
Source: UGC

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Individuals and companies in China often pay a lot of money for combinations of digits considered to be lucky. Companies purchase such combinations of digits to impress clients and business partners.

The winner of the auction paid R5.6 million to join the action and has 10 days to come up with the remaining sum.

In other news, a young Nigerian lady simply identified as Bisola has been blessed by a stranger who was impressed that despite her beauty she could be selling noodles.

The stranger with the name Obaseki Daniel shared a video on Instagram in which he gifted Bisola a large sum for sticking to her noodles business instead of selling her body to make money.

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Bisola could be seen kneeling down for Obaseki and fighting back tears as the gift made her emotional.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a Nigerian woman identified as Nwamaka Oparaoji took to social media to narrate how she survived since she lost her father at the age of nine.

Nwamaka, who took to her LinkedIn page to share her story, said she travelled to the United States with a bachelor's degree and worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through window.

According to her, she made $50 per week, took three buses to work and got paid $5.60 per hour.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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