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Bill Gates arrives to Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Bill Gates arrives to Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Bill Gates played secret Santa this year and one lucky Reddit user hit the jackpot


A Reddit user in Nebraska hit the secret Santa jackpot this year. 

A woman named Alicia, who goes by the handle Aerrix, signed up to participate in Reddit's Secret Santa gift exchange, but little did she know, the world's richest man, Bill Gates, would be sending her a present. 

The 30-year-old woman was shocked when she opened the large Fed Ex package that arrived at her doorstep and found a photo of Gates wearing a Santa hat, according to the Huffington Post.

"I was just flabbergasted," Aerrix wrote in her post about receiving the package

Alicia explained in her post that Gates clearly did his homework and read her Reddit Gift profile page before picking out her gifts. 

The video game lover said she received Zelda mittens for her and her dog, the Minecraft edition Xbox One and a Legend of Zelda sword. 

On top of all that, Gates threw in a Cajun cookbook. 

"There was another handwritten note from him that read 'Aerrix, Since you're originally from Louisiana and miss your Uncle's Cajun cooking, I thought you might enjoy trying some of the recipes from this cookbook.'"

But the billionaire didn't stop there. Gates also photoshopped a picture of Aerrix, her husband and himself wearing Santa hats and placed in a Zelda frame. 

Last, but certainly not least, Gates made a donation to code.org in Alicia's name. The organization gives students the opportunity to learn coding.

Aerrix wrote that this was "AWESOME because it's something near and dear to my heart as my husband is a programmer and my brother has a degree in computer science." 

Quartz reports that this is the fourth year in a row that Gates has participated in Reddit's Secret Santa gift exchange. 

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