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Stay in Thailand or go home - Laotian man's dilemma as he wins 24 million on the lottery!

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

A Laotian man with a Burmese wife has won first prize in the national lottery. Twenty eight year old Noi Phromsorn's four tickets with the number 533726 added up to a 24 million baht windfall for the former rolling mill worker.

 

Noi told Thai Rath reporters that he was on a trip from Laos with his Burmese wife and family. They had gone to see his old boss at a mill in

Manorom district of the central Thai province of Chainat.

 

He was wondering if he could get some work when a lottery ticket vendor on a motorcycle came by. The vendor was trying to persuade him strongly to buy all four tickets even though he couldn't really afford it.

 

He liked the number because it meant something to him and he tried to persuade his friends to invest with him but no one was interested.

 

In the end he took the plunge and bought all four tickets - he could never have believed it would lead to such a huge win, he said.

 

Now he is debating with the wife whether to return to Laos or to stay in Thailand.

 

Yesterday Noi was at the Hang Nam Sakhorn police station where he registered his win as evidence, a common practice in Thailand ahead of a visit to the lottery office to get his jackpot.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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2 minutes ago, webfact said:

Now he is debating with the wife whether to return to Laos or to stay in Thailand.

Is that his choice if he is only on a visit?

 

3 minutes ago, webfact said:

Noi told Thai Rath reporters that he was on a trip from Laos with his Burmese wife and family.

 

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5 minutes ago, JAG said:

More kip than Rip Van Winkle, that is for sure.

 

Whatever you do, I suggest that you don't leave Thailand until you have the cash safely stashed, in a (preferably Laotian) bank. I should imagine no stone will be left unturned in the effort to prevent a Laos/Burmese couple walking away with the Thai National Lottery jackpot!

yes   .....  i'm sure Laotian banks are real safe :clap2:

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21 minutes ago, webfact said:

he tried to persuade his friends to invest with him but no one was interested.

they're damn interested now.

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3 minutes ago, JAG said:


In his situation they probably are!

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I think i'd open a citibank account in Singapore and just draw of an ATM  ...    safer ... :shock1:

and a fixed term deposit could get him 3.80 % or maybe higher   ??

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35 minutes ago, starky said:

Whats 24 million baht, like 400 gazillion kip?

6,000,000,000

Six billion kip, give or take...  

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50 minutes ago, Lingba said:

Good for him..I'm sure if he goes back home, all the relatives will be at the border waiting

And an assorted lot of officials to lighten his burden, legally or otherwise.

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1 hour ago, steven100 said:

the old saying comes to mind   ' get the hell outta dodge '

Yes, leave Thailand and move back to Laos, or somewhere, where nobody knows you. 

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