Bangkok start-up aiming to change people’s recycling behaviour

Thai people are fond of lotteries, as over 61 percent of Thais regularly buy lottery tickets for the chance of winning a fortune. A Bangkok-based start-up is leveraging this liking…

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Hunt still on for lottery tickets bearing new PM’s car number plate

There are two days left to find lottery numbers similar to those on the license plates of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s new car. Srettha used his personal Lexus to travel…

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Thailand’s national lottery to stop paying out prizes in cash

The Government Lottery Office has stopped paying out lottery prizes in cash, effective today (Saturday). Winners can instead claim their prize money through one of three channels, according to government…

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Regulating the lure of lottery and the Thai love of gambling

A large number of people in Thailand’s middle-class and lower-income groups have been trapped in a dream of becoming rich overnight by winning a big lottery prize. The Government Lottery…

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Panthawat Nakwisut: Accused lottery tycoon makes big political gamble

The CEO of online lottery platform Kong Salak Plus, Panthawat “Not” Nakwisut, appears to have his own style of working. At a time when most people would have shifted into…

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Officials raid Kong Salak Plus online lottery offices on Monday

Police and officials from various agencies raided the office of Kong Salak Plus Company today (Monday), searching for additional evidence against the online lottery platform, which sells government lottery tickets….

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Government asked to enforce ban on lottery sales to under 20s

The government is being urged by a network of students to enforce the prohibition on lottery vendors selling tickets to people under 20. In an open letter, addressed to Prime…

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How fake jackpot claims exposed dark side of Thailand’s online lottery

While Thai digital lottery platforms continue to operate as normal, two giants of the business are now licking their wounds while others face increased scrutiny by authorities. The damage was…

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US Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $940M after no winner

US Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $940 million after another drawing resulted in plenty of losers but not a single grand prize winner. The numbers drawn late Tuesday…

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A lottery vendor waits patiently for buyers in Bangkok.

Hardscrabble lottery vendors hit by digital revolution

Small lottery vendors across the country are now dreading the expansion of digital lottery tickets – which are sold not just through major private electronic platforms but also on the…

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Digital lottery tickets for Aug 1 draw increased to 7.1m as demand surges

The Government Lottery Office (GLO) will increase digital lottery ticket availability by 2 million, to 7.1 million, for the August 1st draw and may periodically increase them by 2 million…

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Over 2.8m digital lottery tickets for Thailand’s July 1 draw grapped in six hours

More than 2.8 million digital lottery tickets, for the July 1st draw, were sold in six hours, on their first day on sale, following the successful launch of online lottery…

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Lottery vendors complain of unsold tickets after the launch of digital sales

Digital lottery ticket sales for the June 16th draw, by the Government Lottery Office, apparently adversely affected many lottery vendors, who found they had many unsold tickets yesterday, forcing some…

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Has Thailand struck jackpot in latest bid to combat lottery overpricing?   

The government’s latest bid to combat chronic lottery overpricing saw over 5 million digital tickets sell out in just five days via the “Pao Tang” mobile application last week.  The…

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Five-year-long 30-million baht lottery prize drama finally concludes

After five years of courtroom battles and out-of-court drama between a teacher and a retired police officer, over who actually owns five first prize lottery tickets worth 30 million baht,…

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Thai government to sell ฿80 lottery tickets online to prevent overpricing

To prevent unscrupulous lottery vendors from taking advantage of consumers by overcharging for lottery tickets, sometimes by as much as 50 baht per ticket, Thailand’s Government Lottery Office (GLO) will…

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Court rejects call to shut down Mungkornfa platform amid lottery overpricing

The Criminal Court dismissed a petition from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) today (Thursday) seeking to shut down websites run by the Mungkornfa online lottery platform, amid…

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Thai PM’s ‘guardian’ Seksakol quits as vice minister amid lottery controversy

Vice Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, Seksakol Atthawong, officially announced his resignation from the post today (Monday), effective tomorrow, following the leak of an audio clip of him asking…

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Online lottery ticket sales proposed for year end if overpricing persists

A plan for the government to launch the online sale of lottery tickets at the end of this year is to be proposed, if the authorities remain unable to prevent…

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How Thais test their luck – twice a month

At least twice a month –- on the first and sixteenth days – millions of Thais hope and pray that their fortune will change. They are glued to their TV…

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