The Government Lottery Office will issue lottery in a set of five tickets at a price of 400 baht per set to buyers who dream of hitting a jackpot of 30 million baht in the middle of this year.
GLO spokesman Assistant Professor Thanawat Pholvichai said Sunday that the issuance of set lottery tickets which was already approved by the lottery board was meant to solve the problem of set tickets being arranged by lottery sellers for sale to customers at overcharged prices.
He said that the five-ticket set lottery tickets would give an alternative to buyers who want to win hefty prizes in a way that they will not be taken advantage by vendors.
Thanawat disclosed that half of the lottery tickets issued for each draw would be made in sets of five tickets each to ensure fairness to both the buyers and the sellers.
While admitting that overpricing of lottery tickets sold in sets still remains, he said the price charged has substantially been reduced to 100-120 baht per ticket instead of 150 baht as it used to be.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)