A woman is suing her ex-boyfriend for dumping her and ‘trading up’ after winning $500,000 gambling in Atlantic City.
Jasmine Zheng, 21, says that in January she and her then-boyfriend Zhiwei Zheng, 26, took a trip from Manhattan’s Chinatown to Atlantic City for a night of gambling.
She claims that her former companion was an avid gambler who would normally lose money.
But on this night he went on an incredible winning streak at the baccarat tables that netted him a half million dollars, the New York Post reported.
‘I never gambled before I met him,’ Jasmine Zheng told the Post.
‘At first I was standing there watching him, after that we started gambling together.’
Jasmine Zheng, 21, says that in January she and her then-boyfriend Zhiwei Zheng, 26, took a trip from Manhattan’s Chinatown to Atlantic City for a night of gambling. They posted a photo of some of their winnings from that night (above)
Jasmine Zheng says that she and her then-boyfriend had agreed to pool their money and to split the winnings.
She says she was his ‘good luck charm’. Usually, he would lose upward of $2,000 per bet.
But Jasmine claims that when she started to take an interest and play alongside Zhiwei, their fortunes started to change.
‘I kinda figured it out when I was watching,’ she said.
As the couple kept winning, they bragged about their good fortune on social media.
‘Finally Made it!! 26 sittin’ on half a million!’ Zhiwei wrote on Facebook.
Zhiwei posted another picture in which he shows off a new watch.
‘$38,000 Rolex . . . Mine for Life,’ he wrote.
According to Jasmine Zheng’s lawsuit, the couple used her casino comp card to gamble.
That means any winnings – and taxes owed – were recorded in her name, the lawsuit alleges.
After tearing up Atlantic City, they left town with $500,000 in cash stashed in his backpack.
Jasmine says she trusted Zhiwei and didn’t mind the fact that he held on to all of the money.
But soon afterward, he began to ‘change,’ she says.
‘He was, like, talking to other girls, flirting with other girls and I couldn’t handle that, and he said, “If you cannot handle that, then we just broke up,” and he found another girlfriend right away,’ she said.
Jasmine says she was heartbroken that the relationship ended so quickly.
After tearing up Atlantic City, they left town with $500,000 in cash stashed in his backpack. Jasmine says she trusted Zhiwei and didn’t mind the fact that he held on to all of the money
‘It’s too scary for me,’ she says.
‘I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I was crying all day. I was so hurt.’
A neighbor told the Post that Zhiwei has been flaunting his newfound wealth.
‘I seen him about a month ago,’ the neighbor said.
‘He had a big chain, a Cuban Link, more than 100 grams…He says, “I got it from my girlfriend.” He upgraded.’
Jasmine asked Zhiwei’s father to give her a half of their winnings as she says she was promised so that she could pay tax.
But her father allegedly told her to lie to the government.
‘You just tell them you lose all the money, then you don’t have to pay the tax for it,’ she claims the father told her.
Jasmine is seeking $500,000 in damages.