I'm constantly amazed at the things ordinary Chinese folks do to increase wealth! The majority of commoners won't steal or rob. Other than buying lottery, they would also go to temples to pray for wealth.
So some clever people came up with a 'Borrow Wealth from the God' (借红包) idea.
The 'treasury of the Gods' is opened on a certain day in March and worshippers
Put the red packet in your purse or wallet and watch your money grow. My husband braved the crowds to get me one. Hope my wealth will grow ridiculously huge..... wait.... the Income Tax Department better not hear this.
You can get your fortune told at the many fortune-tellers' stalls scattered in front of the temple.