Bo Thong, Chonburi –
An elderly man, who so far has requested for his name to be withheld by local authorities, reportedly has won the first prize in the Thai national lottery yesterday (October 1st), receiving a prize of 30 million baht in Bo Thong, a Chonburi district located in the Northeast.
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The Thai lottery is announced twice each month (the 1st and 16th of each month).
The seller of the winning lottery ticket, Ms. Passaya Tangtanachantakorn, who sells lottery tickets inside a gas station in Klong Mue Sai, in the That Thong sub-district, broke the news to Pattaya News reporters late yesterday afternoon.
“Yesterday morning, October 1st, an elderly Thai man who asked for his name to be withheld and usually buys lottery tickets at my stall asked for the number ‘7’ in the lottery ticket. He said ‘7’ is always in the first prize of the lottery. He picked five sets of the number 578171.” Passaya stated.
“After the lottery was announced, He called me to confirm that he won the five sets of the first prize lottery. However, he has asked for his identity to be withheld at this time out of concerns of the potential fame and is working with legal advisors before going to claim the prize and file a police report per Thai law.” Passaya concluded.
TPN media notes it is unusual in Thailand for someone to request anonymity after winning the lottery due to the processes involved in claiming the prize such as an appearance at a police station, although it is common in many other countries.
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