A Japanese man who was accidentally paid £290,000 in Covid relief money intended for 463 low-income households has vanished after losing it all in a month through online gambling, the BBC reports.
A government support scheme for those suffering Covid hardship was intended to pay each household £620 in the southern town of Abu in Japan's Yamaguchi Prefecture.
But due to a blunder, on April 8 the entire amount - 46.3m yen or £290,000 - ended up in one man's account.
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