Be 1st in a competition such as a tennis match or track and field event. Think "game".
- You say: "Can you win a lot of money working in China?" <- WRONG
- You should say: "Can you earn (make) a lot of money working in China?"
- You win a game or contest.
- You earn money.
- When speaking of money use “to earn or to make”
EXAMPLES: to earn
EXAMPLES: to win
NOTE: “to make” money is also widely used.
- “He doesn’t make much money working at McDonalds.”
- How much did you make last year? Just over US$ 45,000.