Connect with us

Thailand

Mother, daughter find a lost lottery ticket. It won the lottery!

Jack Burton

Published 

 on 

PHOTO: - Khaosod

A mother and daughter in Thailand’s north eastern province of Udon Thani found a lottery ticket which proved to be worth 6 million baht. They decided to return it to its rightful owner, if they can be found. They found the ticket on the ground outside a convenience store and handed it over to the store manager in case the owner came searching for it.

They found the lottery ticket on Sunday, the day before the bi-weekly draw on Monday. When he realised the ticket was the grand prize winner, the manager handed the ticket over to police.

Officers interviewed the 3 who turned in the ticket, and the Udon Thani police chief applauded all 3 for their honesty. He says he plans to give them good citizens rewards when the case is concluded.

When asked why didn’t he just keep the prize for himself, the manager said he “never once thought of it.” He says when he realised it was a winning ticket, he called the legal department and his boss for advice.

He then went straight to the police station to hand over the ticket and filed a report.

“Even if the ticket is worth 6 million baht, I never once thought of keeping it for myself. I felt sorry for the true owner, who must be extremely worried.”

The mother and daughter also said they didn’t want to keep the ticket because they believed it was probably illegal, even though the ticket had little value before the winning numbers were announced the next day.

Police say they have a good idea of ​​who the rightful owner is, after viewing CCTV footage, and are collecting evidence as fast as they can, so the case won’t develop into a fracas between people claiming the ticket. They say some such cases have gone on for years.

Mother, daughter find a lost lottery ticket. It won the lottery! | News by Thaiger

PHOTO: – Khaosod

Multiple people have come forward claiming to be the true owners of the winning ticket. Authorities say they could be prosecuted if they are trying to claim the ticket unlawfully.

SOURCES: Chiang Rai Times | Thai Residents

 

Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand9 hours ago

Tourism officials eye August reopening under “Pattaya Move On” travel scheme

Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Covid vaccine for foreigners, PM “not going anywhere”, Boss update | June 15

Best of10 hours ago

Top 8 Affordable Hotels to stay in Bangkok

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Thailand10 hours ago

Central Bankruptcy Court approves Thai Airways debt restructuring plan

Best of10 hours ago

Top 5 secret islands and beaches in Thailand

Best of10 hours ago

5 best national parks in Phuket

Thailand11 hours ago

Australian man arrested for alleged child sex abuse in Thai border town

Best of11 hours ago

10 best fruits and vegetables in Thailand

Thailand11 hours ago

3 dead in 3 truck crash in Surat Thani

Thailand11 hours ago

Bangkok Post and Fazwaz join together to galvanise property listings platform

Bangkok12 hours ago

CCSA has yet to begin talks on lifting alcohol ban at Bangkok restaurants

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Yala enters lockdown today

Thailand13 hours ago

Thai police say they’ve gathered “strong evidence” on transnational drug trade

Phuket13 hours ago

Indonesian fisherman rescued after 9 days adrift at sea

Thailand13 hours ago

More than 100 cats rescued from owner

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending