Debt plagues even Thailand’s fortunate lottery jackpot winners

A Thai woman who sells eggs at a market in Prachin Buri province, central Thailand, received the first prize of six million baht in the authorities lottery yesterday, however it’s nonetheless not sufficient to repay her 10 million baht debt.
Upon realising she gained the lottery, Siriphan aka “Amy” gave away 500 trays of chicken and duck eggs at Kong Tai Fresh Market in Tha Thum subdistrict, Si Maha Phot district – despite nonetheless owing 4 million baht in debt.
Amy purchased a ticket with the successful number 025873, revealing that she selected this ticket after her mom stated that a Buddhist nun revealed the quantity 3 to her in a dream. So, Amy picked out a ticket ending with the quantity 3.
In yesterday’s lottery draw, the number 73 was drawn for the final two-digit prize of two,000 baht as properly as being the final two digits in the draw for the first prize.
At first, Amy saw the lottery results and felt overjoyed to have won the final two digits prize of two,000 baht. Then, she realised she’d additionally won the first prize of six million. She mentioned she didn’t imagine it at first.
Despite her debt still not being cleared, Amy stated the cash relieves the burden significantly. She believes she gained the lottery because of making benefit.
Child’s play mentioned that although she owes money, she will give away one other truckload of eggs.
Household debt is at an all-time high in Thailand. So much so, it’s turn into a development that when lottery winners are asked what they may do with their newfound millions, almost every time, they reply, “pay again my money owed.”
Two weeks ago, a meatball vendor named Champa, from Buriram, received 6 million baht within the lottery. Champa revealed she would use the winnings to pay back her money owed and something leftover would go toward her children’s education.
Last month, seventy two year previous Phuangphet – a fried chive cake service provider – received 12 million baht in the lottery after shopping for two profitable tickets. The aged lady said…
“The first thing I will do is pay again my money owed.”
Last month, a fruit vendor gained 30 million baht within the lottery with 5 profitable tickets. He said…
“Once I even have received my winnings, I will repay my debts and transfer my family back to our hometown in Khon Kaen in northeast Thailand. The money that is leftover might be invested and used to pay for the education of my two youngsters.”
In December, a “Win” motorcycle taxi driver named Ek won 12 million baht within the lottery. Ek didn’t need to be interviewed but briefly advised reporters that he would use the cash to repay debts, make merit for his deceased ex-wife and take good care of his daughter..

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