Need some good luck? There is a meme for that
Chosen from over three million participants to win the Alipay “Chinese Koi Lucky Draw,” Ma Huixian is not only swimming in luxury prizes, meal vouchers, and international travel tickets—but is now considered a good luck charm.
“Does this mean I don’t have to work for the rest of my life?” Ma, who is known as “Xinxiaodai” on Weibo, posted. The answer is no (unless you can live on high-end haircuts alone), but the post was shared by nearly 8 million users, giving the 25-year-old engineer over a million Weibo followers and the distinction of being named “2018 Alipay’s Chinese Koi.”
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