School cleaner wins 1 million baht in national lottery

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A school cleaner’s life took an unexpected turn when she won the first prize in yesterday’s national lottery, securing 1 million baht. In disbelief at her sudden fortune, she plans to build a new home and save the remaining money for her future.

At 6pm yesterday, a report from the assistant village head of Moo 8, Khlong Khoi Subdistrict, Photharam District, Ratchaburi Province, confirmed that a local had won the top prize in the July 1 lottery. The lucky winner is Khwanruan, a 50 year old housekeeper at a private kindergarten, who won with ticket number 434503.

Khwanruan was found taking the winning lottery ticket to Photharam Police Station to officially record it as proof of her ownership. She shared that she had bought the winning ticket based on the car registration number of a teacher at her school, a number she had been following for three or four draws. Despite having bought lottery tickets for years without success, she never imagined she would win this time.

When the winning numbers were announced, a teacher friend informed Khwanruan of her win. Initially, she was shocked and stood still for a moment, unable to process the news. Overwhelmed with joy, she immediately called her husband and they went together to record the win at the police station.

Khwanruan expressed her plans for the prize money. She intends to use the winnings to build a new house, as their current home is old and in a state of disrepair. The remaining money will be saved for future living expenses, reported KhaoSod.

“I plan to use this money to build a new house because our current home is very old and in poor condition. The rest of the money will be kept for our future. I couldn’t believe it when I was told I had won. It took me a while to accept that it was real.”

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