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Offline thaiga

lottery on every corner in June
« on: March 18, 2015, 04:11:10 PM »
B80 lottery on every corner in June


It will be this convenient to buy lottery tickets at the standard price of 80 baht each in June if the government has its way. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Punters will not have to wait long before they will be able to buy government lottery tickets at convenience stores as early as June, according to the Government Lottery Office (GLO).

The GLO is considering new distributors, chief among them operators of convenience stores such as 7-Eleven, Family Mart, Big C and Tesco Lotus, Somchai Sujjapongse, chairman of the Government Lottery Office's board, said on Saturday.

Contracts with distributors for the first lot involving 48 million tickets will expire in June so the time is right to review the list now, he said, adding the review was possible after the cabinet approved the amendment to the 1974 GLO Act.

"We're confident these stores can sell [lottery tickets] at 80 baht each, which will bring down the retail prices to that level," he said.

Since the coup, the junta has been trying unsuccessfully to fix retail lottery prices at their official face value of 80 baht each. Most tickets sell for 120-200 baht because they pass through a series of influential middlemen whose iron grip on distribution has frustrated attempts by numerous governments to reform the system.

As well, the effort to bring down prices had been hampered by the old legislation.

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: lottery on every corner in June
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 09:22:13 AM »
Bangkok Post today reports that sales of lottery tickets had decreased in spite of low prices. Hard to believe!
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Offline thaiga

Re: lottery on every corner in June
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 10:07:25 AM »
The set price is 80 bht. A lottery seller has done what the Government Lottery Office board never expected any vendor to do: Go cheaper.  :o

Phetchaburi lotto seller one-ups GLO


Lottery vendor Manoon Nivasbut (second right) dumps lottery tickets at his shop in Muang district in Phetchaburi province to lure fortune seekers. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

As other vendors cried foul over the GLO decision mandate to sell lottery tickets for 80 baht a pair starting with the June 16 draw, Manoon Nivasbut, a retailer in Muang district, even lowered his price tag to 76 baht.

Mr Manoon, 81, said he decided to dorp the price at his shop to attract more fortune seekers and sell all his tickets as soon as possible. He got his wish, as they were snapped up quickly, he added.

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Meanwhile back in korat

Lottery vendor fined for overpricing



A lottery vendor in Nakhon Ratchasima's Phimai district was yesterday arrested for selling three lottery tickets at Bt90 each to a customer.

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Offline thaiga

Re: lottery - one egg per each ticket purchased
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 10:24:27 AM »
Now don't  "CRACK UP"  on this one - Some sellers were giving out to buyers one egg per each ticket purchased

Novel sales methods employed by lottery ticket sellers amid crackdown on overpricing

 Amid the government's crackdown on overpriced lottery tickets, several novel sales promoting methods were employed by lottery ticket sellers on the day of the lottery draw on Tuesday.

In Chiang Mai, each lottery ticket stall had a clear sign indicating an 80 baht price for each ticket. Some sellers were giving out to buyers one egg per each ticket purchased, while other sellers promised to buy back tickets after the draw for two baht each.

In Sukhothai's downtown area, many people were buying tickets ahead of the afternoon draw. A huge throng of people gathered around the stall of a seller who was selling at just 75 baht a ticket, under the condition that buyers pick their tickets randomly from a bowl.

In Uthai Thani and Yala, most sellers were found to be in compliance of the 80 baht per ticket policy. However, many reportedly were unable to sell tickets with undesirable numbers. Some resorted to offering discount on such tickets, to avoid incurring leftover tickets before the draw.

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