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Can Foreigners Win And Collect Lottery Prize?


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#1 yim noi

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Posted 2004-07-05 09:48:03

If I played the lottery and won several million baht, can I collect the prize?

Also, can anyone who has played, give advice on the different kinds of lottery. I am a bit confused when they seem to be making up the prices for the tickets.

#2 mbkudu

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Posted 2004-07-05 09:58:32

I am a foreigner and won 1,000 baht on a ticket once. I took in and received
900 baht.

#3 GuestHouse

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Posted 2004-07-05 11:04:23

Yes you can receive the prize, but I have often heard it said that you should always get a Thai to collect any large prize for you.

#4 maerim

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Posted 2004-07-05 11:13:07

Yes you can receive the prize, but I have often heard it said that you should always get a Thai to collect any large prize for you.


Good luck, I would suggest that the Thai you get to collect your winnings is securely attached to you by a long chain, just in case.

#5 whattodo

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Posted 2004-07-05 11:17:11

Good luck, I would suggest that the Thai you get to collect your winnings is securely attached to you by a long chain, just in case.

:o :D :D :D

#6 The Gentleman Scamp

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Posted 2004-07-05 11:19:26

I wouldn't have the nerve to play the lottery here.

This may sound a bit over the top but there are still lots and lots and lots of poor people here and although I'm on a pissy monthly wage, I would feel very cheeky playing the lotto - and if I won, I would understand any Thai wanting to shoot me.

#7 GuestHouse

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Posted 2004-07-05 11:32:28

I would understand any Thai wanting to shoot me.


That was the idea behind getting a Thai to collect the money.

#8 maerim

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Posted 2004-07-05 17:08:15

and if I won, I would understand any Thai wanting to shoot me.


How would they know that you were the lucky one?

#9 PvtDick

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Posted 2004-07-05 17:14:22

You'd have to be a nut to buy Thai lottery tickets. Figure out the odds of winning, and you will see that they are lousy in comparison to what the jackpot pays.

#10 Jimbo

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Posted 2004-07-05 23:17:26

There was an american a few months back who won the lottery and he claimed his price. So I guess its no problem

#11 mbkudu

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Posted 2004-07-05 23:23:35

Yes you can receive the prize, but I have often heard it said that you should always get a Thai to collect any large prize for you.


Good luck, I would suggest that the Thai you get to collect your winnings is securely attached to you by a long chain, just in case.

I'd get my wife's mom to do it. I trust her completely, because she totally loves me.

#12 royar2002

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Posted 2004-07-16 15:47:46

It is no problem to collect the money, the problem start when you want to transfer the money out of Thailand.

#13 Darknight

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Posted 2004-07-16 16:31:40

Why would you want to play for the meager 3 million bath ??

Better play online on european or american lotteries then. Here in Belgium the minimal price is 1 mil euro twice a week with average prize jackpot's hangin between 1,5 and 2 mil.

The ticket cost only twice what is asked in thailand.

I would call thai lottery a scam

#14 Maejo Man

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Posted 2004-07-16 16:44:32

It is no problem to collect the money, the problem start when you want to transfer the money out of Thailand.

Not a real problem here. Just place it on deposit, and get the bank to issue you with and international ATM card. I can draw up to 40,000 a day on my card, and that's well over a quarter of a million baht a week. Wouldn't take too long to drain the account at that rate. Of course it would be extra nice if I had a few million to draw on :o However, I do use mine a lot when overseas, and it's good for EFTPOS transactions as well.

#15 Ajarn

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Posted 2004-07-16 16:59:22

Anybody ever paid the PRINTED price on the ticket? :o

#16 Maejo Man

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Posted 2004-07-16 17:14:11

Anybody ever paid the PRINTED price on the ticket? :D

I have never seen one printed, but then again it could be on account of my severe myopia :o

#17 thaiflyer1

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Posted 2004-07-16 17:50:16

Bottom left hand corner of ticket 40 บาท (baht) 80 baht for a pair of tickets......i normally pay 90 baht buying off the girls who come round the bars.

#18 Highwayman

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Posted 2004-07-16 19:21:35

Every so often there are competitions in The Bangkok Post. Now you would think a few of their readers would be western yet l don't think l've ever seen a list of prize winners that contained a non Thai sounding name. :D

One competition last year had some expensive prizes and had about a dozen winners every week for a month but not one western name published in the winners list. Don't believe me, then keep an eye out the next time they print some results.

Don't westerners in Thailand ever enter competitions? Are they too busy buying lottery tickets maybe? :o

#19 tuky

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Posted 2004-07-17 00:30:09

Yes you can receive the prize, but I have often heard it said that you should always get a Thai to collect any large prize for you.


Good luck, I would suggest that the Thai you get to collect your winnings is securely attached to you by a long chain, just in case.

I'd get my wife's mom to do it. I trust her completely, because she totally loves me.

Don't westerners in Thailand ever enter competitions? Are they too busy buying lottery tickets maybe?


Theres your answer mate :o

#20 balo

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Posted 2011-11-29 16:45:31

I think its a scam , no foreigners are allowed to win.

Edited by balo, 2011-11-29 16:45:55.


#21 scorecard

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Posted 2011-11-29 17:02:06

Perhaps 8 years ago a Thai lottery official was convicted of rigging the draw. H

He worked out a way to fool the big plastic bubbles, floating balls etc etc, and get a set of specific numbers to come out.

Edited by scorecard, 2011-11-29 17:03:07.


#22 elwood

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Posted 2011-11-29 20:55:06

I think its a scam , no foreigners are allowed to win.



It took you many years to prepare this epic piece of work eh?

My nephew won, he's a Brit. In fact the lucky git has won on the legal lottery and the other one that we probably aren't allowed to mention.



#23 MrRed

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Posted 2011-11-29 21:26:59

I won 5,000 baht once,so my lady told me when i went with her to collect it she was a bit shifty and said to me to wait around the corner because not good for farang to get the money? i said ok and then walked right up to her when the lady give her 10.000 baht Posted Image classic Thailand hit and i loved it......especially when she started acting that she could not believe we had won double what she thought!!! yeah right! Posted Image i said no problem great and gave her the 2.500 baht Posted Image tip!

#24 phaethon

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Posted 2011-11-29 21:49:38

I have no further need for lotteries...

“Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life” - Cecil Rhodes

#25 smokie36

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Posted 2011-11-29 21:58:51

I have no further need for lotteries...

"Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life" - Cecil Rhodes


Do you still piss in your pot and ride into town as well? Posted Image





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