Yunkai Shen is not good at the lottery. As a citizen of Beijing, he has participated in the game for four years with the hope of winning the biggest prize: the possibility of buying a car. The city implemented the lottery system to grant vehicle license plates since 2011, as a measure to restrict the circulation of automobiles on its roads. The chances of winning are decreasing, they went from representing 6% in February 2011, to 0.2% in February of this year. If Shen wanted to buy his car in Shanghai, it would not be easy either, he would enter to participate in the online auctions organized by the authorities. The prize for the highest bidder is the same: a plate to circulate.