Debt plagues even Thailand’s fortunate lottery jackpot winners

A Thai lady who sells eggs at a market in Prachin Buri province, central Thailand, won the primary prize of six million baht within the authorities lottery yesterday, however it’s still not enough to repay her 10 million baht debt.
Upon realising she gained the lottery, Siriphan aka “Amy” gave away 500 trays of hen and duck eggs at Kong Tai Fresh Market in Tha Thum subdistrict, Si Maha Phot district – regardless of still owing four million baht in debt.
Amy purchased a ticket with the successful number 025873, revealing that she chose this ticket after her mother said that a Buddhist nun revealed the quantity three to her in a dream. So, Amy picked out a ticket ending with the quantity three.
In yesterday’s lottery draw, the quantity 73 was drawn for the final two-digit prize of 2,000 baht in addition to being the last two digits within the draw for the first prize.
At first, Amy noticed the lottery results and felt overjoyed to have won the last two digits prize of 2,000 baht. Then, she realised she’d additionally received the first prize of six million. She mentioned she didn’t consider it at first.
Despite her debt nonetheless not being cleared, Amy stated the money relieves the burden considerably. She believes she won the lottery as a result of making merit.
The egg seller said that though she owes cash, she’s going to give away another truckload of eggs.
Household debt is at an all-time high in Thailand. So much so, it’s turn out to be a trend that when lottery winners are asked what they may do with their newfound tens of millions, nearly every time, they respond, “pay back my debts.”
Two weeks in the past, a meatball vendor named Champa, from Buriram, gained 6 million baht in the lottery. Champa revealed she would use the winnings to pay back her money owed and something leftover would go towards her children’s schooling.
Last month, 72 yr outdated Phuangphet – a fried chive cake service provider – received 12 million baht in the lottery after buying two profitable tickets. Proven said…
“The very first thing I will do is pay back my debts.”
Last month, a fruit vendor won 30 million baht within the lottery with 5 winning tickets. He said…
“Once I even have obtained my winnings, I will pay off my debts and transfer my household back to our hometown in Khon Kaen in northeast Thailand. The money that is leftover shall be invested and used to pay for the education of my two youngsters.”
In December, a “Win” motorcycle taxi driver named Ek gained 12 million baht in the lottery. Ek didn’t need to be interviewed however briefly informed reporters that he would use the cash to repay money owed, make advantage for his deceased ex-wife and take excellent care of his daughter..

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