|Lottery Culture Museum to Open in Xintiandi
Shanghai Welfare Lottery Culture Museum opens free to the public today to mark the second China Charity Day.
The museum in Huangpu District is China`s first municipal welfare lottery culture museum, showcasing the 30-year history and development of Shanghai`s welfare lottery and how the lottery funds are used in social construction and improving social welfare.
The city`s 5 million yuan (US$765,000) lottery jackpot has been won by 613 people in the past 20 years. The welfare lottery funds are mainly used to help and support the elderly, the disabled, orphans and needy people.
Located on 105 Puyu Road W. inside Shanghai Gongyi Xintiandi, a government-subsidized charity program park, the museum opens from 9am to 4:30pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
News source:Shanghai Daily