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Thai lottery not worth playing, says Phuket poll

PHUKET: More than 60 per cent of respondents to a recent online poll have voiced their opinion that the Thai government lottery simply is not worth playing.

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The Phuket News

Monday 19 September 2016, 06:01PM


Plenty of pretty colours and lucky numbers, but not lucky enough to lure more people to play the Thai government lottery. Photo: The Phuket News / file
Plenty of pretty colours and lucky numbers, but not lucky enough to lure more people to play the Thai government lottery. Photo: The Phuket News / file

Running over two weeks in the run-up to the mid-month lottery drawn on Sept 16, the poll sought public opinion on the government lottery, especially in the common knowledge of the plague of illegal lotteries held each month in Moo Baan and villages throughout the country.

The poll also came amid news that the Government Lottery Office (GLO) is considering printing more books of tickets, a move that would increase the chances available for people to win bigger prizes – if they buy more tickets – but would not increase the actual chances of winning any prizes. (See story here.)

To this, The Phuket News simply asked readers, “Is the Thai lottery worth playing?”

A neat 40% of respondents voted, “No, the chances of winning any of the prizes are too small.”

A further 22% of respondents voted, “No, the prizes are not big enough and without a ‘jackpot’ it’s not worth entering.”

Only 16% of respondents voted, “Yes, the tickets are cheap and the main prizes are large enough”, while a further 22% voted, “Yes, if you believe in your luck. Luck is all it takes to win any lottery.”

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To see the poll results, click here.

If your preferred response was not available, feel free to express your opinion in the comments section below.

If you believe you don’t know enough about the Thai government lottery, see our special Q&A “One in a million: All you need to know about winning the Thai Lottery” (click here).

To see the results of our previous poll, which asked, “Is Pokemon Go a boon or curse for Thailand?”, click here.

 

If you have a suggestion for a poll, email execeditor@classactmedia.co.th with “Poll suggestion” in the Subject line.

 

 

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