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Chinese person pays €253,000 for phone number that ends with 88888
Chinese person pays €253,000 for phone number that ends with 88888
Credit: Jerry Wang

At an auction for phone numbers in China a person has paid 2,25 million yuan which are around €253,000 for a phone number that ends with 88888. Traditionally the eight is considered a lucky number in China as it sounds similar to the word "prosperity" in Mandarin when spoken.

In total over 5,000 bids for the phone number had been submitted and it is yet unclear if the winner has bought the number on behalf of a company or as a private person.