4-year-old wins rights to exotic island in lottery


A 4-year-old boy has won the exclusive right to chill out on an uninhabited tropical island in a Taiwan lottery.

According to Reuters, Yeh Chien-wei will get access to Penghu County, an offshore archipelago located in the Taiwan Strait, from May through September.

Penghu is known for its pristine white beaches and water sports.

The boy can bring up to seven members of his family and can visit the island five times, for up to three days each trip. Food, drinks, electricity and water are all part of the deal.

Similar contests in Taiwan have offered other prizes such as cars and houses are aimed at improving the economy with $103 government-issued vouchers issued to all citizens.