Chonburi Lottery Winner Uses 240,000 Baht of Winnings to “Feed” Ghosts

What would you do if you won the lottery? Pay off your debts? Buy a new home? Invest in savings? Well, one recent lottery winner chose an alternative route for some of his money.

The lottery winner, who kept their name withheld from the media, won 24 million baht in April of this year. This week, they used about 240,000 baht of their winnings to rent 200 banquet tables and set up a massive dinner for ghosts at a Chinese cemetery at the Trikhun Dharma Foundation, Chonburi (Sam Tek Tai), No. 26/1, Village No. 2.

The owner of the tables, Anan Phochana from Nakhon Pathom, 52, said the lottery winner considered the act of feeding ghosts as making merit to his own ancestors. The feast included rice crackers, appetizers, fish maw, minced chicken, steamed ruby fish with lime, seafood salad, fried rice, ginkgo and coconuts along with much more.

According to one of the living attendees, Ms. Laphatsarada Rakhangtong, after the ghosts finished eating the food was given to members of the local community in need. Social media was used to advertise the event and invite those in need to eat whatever the ghosts did not finish.

This is hardly the first time an event has been held like this for ghosts in Chonburi. A ghost movie night was held in February of last year as we covered here.

Also, in 2021, a much smaller banquet was held for ghosts in Chonburi. What do you think? Do you believe in ghosts? Tell us in the comments below.

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