The vast majority of China Digital Lottery winners received US $ 1.5 million and used their red digital yuan envelopes.

Shenzhen officials have officially announced that as of Sunday, 47,573 lottery winners out of 50,000 in China have received their prizes.

According to the announcement, the winners closed a total of 62,788 deals worth 8.8 million yuan ($ 1.3 million). This amount is about 88% of the total 10 million yuan ($ 1.5 million) to be distributed through the Shenzhen Giveaway Pilot Program.

Some of the winners not only used their “red envelopes”, but also filled their wallets with another 901,000 yuan ($ 134,000).

On October 9, Shenzhen launched a digital RMB marketing pilot program for public gifts. The lottery organizers have said they will pick up the unused RMB packages if the winners do not use them by Sunday.

As previously reported, as of October 12, a total of 2 million people have applied for the RMB digital distribution program in Shenzhen.

China’s central bank digital currency, the digital yuan, began testing in April. The pilots were then expanded to nine cities, including Shenzhen and Guangzhou, as well as Hong Kong and Macau.

Source: CoinTelegraph