Lottery Online in Thailand

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Lottery Online

In the Land of Smiles, a street vendor carrying a wooden box of lottery tickets strapped to his bicycle is an image that defines Thai culture. But the reality for many of these traders is a fight to make ends meet. The Thai lottery is one of the country’s only two forms of legal gambling, drawing over 19 million players – or 28.6% of the population – every month on the 1st and 16th.

While the odds of winning aren’t as high as those in other countries, the lottery is more than a simple game of chance. It is a revenue generator for organizers, an opportunity to provide entertainment, and a source of potential economic stimulus when winners inject their windfall back into the local economy. More importantly, it unites people in a shared dream and fuels the human spirit with the prospect of an unexpected fortune.

While tourists have been known to win the lottery while visiting Thailand, the government-sanctioned game is only available for purchase in the country. In order to play, you must have the correct combination of six digits in the proper sequence to claim the first prize. Tickets are sold in ticket pairs and are pre-printed with a number of anti-counterfeiting features, as well as the schedule of prizes and other ancillary information. In addition, a Draw Chairman randomly selects a colored ball to initialize each machine before the drawing begins. This ensures that each prize category has the same number of draws before moving on to the next.