51-year-old woman in Chonburi wins first prize in Thai lottery, 12 million baht

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Top News


A woman in Mueang Chonburi has won the first prize in the Thai national lottery yesterday (December 1st), receiving a prize of 12 million baht.

The Thai lottery is announced twice each month (the 1st and 16th of each month). One set of the first prize lottery is worth 6 million baht.

Mrs. Thongbai Wichuna, 51, a chicken meat seller in Na Pa, showed her two sets of lottery tickets number 077258 with her name signed on the back of the lottery ticket to the press yesterday afternoon.

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Top News

Mrs. Thongbai said, “I used to hope that one day I could pay all my debt and have a new house. I don’t have much money and work as a food vendor, selling chicken, which although it makes enough to pay my bills does not allow me to save much money or pay my prior debt.”

“I am very glad that I won the first prize in the lottery. I will use the money to pay off my debt, buy a house, and donate for others in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.” Mrs. Thongbai concluded.

Correction notice: A previous version of this article listed the age of Mrs. Thongbai as 21-years-old. She is 51-years-old.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.