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6 million baht lottery winner chose ticket number after a dream

Caitlin Ashworth

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A grand prize Thai government lottery winner, taking home 6 million baht, says she chose the ticket number after a dream she had. 56 year old Ratri Kadnok, the Krabuangnoi village chief in Nakhon Rachasima, had a dream that she was driving her motorbike and the key broke. When she woke up, she told her son to find a ticket with the same number as the license plate: 994. The winning ticket is 100994.

2 women from Chaiyaphum also won the grand prize in the recent draw. 64 year old Kummul Mungsombat says her mother recently passed away at age 94. She decided to by a set of 2 lottery tickets with the number 94 in her mother’s honor. She split the set with her relative 62 year old Saiyud Sriwiset. They each won 6 million baht.

Thais can be very superstitious when it comes to the lottery. Some will buy tickets with numbers relating to dreams they had. Others use dates or ages. Sometimes numbers are chosen after rare or miraculous events. If a woman gives birth in a car, some people buy lottery tickets matching the license plate number.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

 

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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