Hoping to use the winnings to repay his debts, a man placed bets on World Cup soccer matches, but ended up losing $8,000 in a week instead.
The 44-year-old private-hire vehicle driver placed bets on nearly every match, despite being reportedly unclear on the details of the matches or the teams, reports Lianhe Wanbao.
I will never dare to try my luck this way again.
The man who declined to be named, told Lianhe Wanbao that he was diagnosed with a kidney disease 18 years ago.
He originally worked as a taxi driver, but later switched to driving a private-hire vehicle instead. He said that he fetched home more than $2,000 each month, and was able to cope with daily expenses.
However, he has a habit of drinking when he is troubled, and …