Phuket man wins 18 million baht from lottery, plans to pay off debts

After praying at several temples with excessive hopes, one Phuket man’s dream of profitable the lottery has come true! The man, who lives in Ratsada on Phuket’s east coast, won 18 million baht yesterday, which just happened to be April Fool’s day. The national Thai lottery is drawn twice a month.
But the profitable was no joke. The man, Panuwat, says he has struggled with debt, and was even 10 million baht in debt a couple of years ago.
Panuwat had been frequently buying lottery tickets, and visiting temples to wish to a ghost that many Thais believe grants individuals monetary fortune. Panuwat says he plans to use his winnings to build a greater house for him and his household to live in.
Cash worked extremely exhausting to repay that debt, taking each attainable job I may similar to fast food supply providers, laundry providers, and working at a market stall”.
Panuwat said the winning will now help him totally clear his debt, once and for all. Though he now lives in Phuket, Panuwat comes from the village of No Sai Thong in Ratsada in Thailand’s South. He is 38 years old.
Like many Thais, Panuwat bought lottery tickets that had numbers corresponding with one thing in his personal life. He mentioned he regularly bought two or three Lottery Plus tickets with the numbers 8618, which correspond to his license plat registration quantity. Thais additionally use all sorts of special or significant numbers which they might regard as auspicious or lucky.
Earlier this month, a monk in Nakhon Phanom who gained 18 million baht within the lottery, like Panuwat did, gave the money away to locals, temples, and organisations. He said he believed the cash he won belongs to the angels and he didn’t need to maintain it for himself.
SOURCE: The Phuket News

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