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Thai Lottery Results

Thai Lottery Review

Thai Lottery Review

Thai Lottery is the official national lottery of the Government of Thailand. It is administered by the Government Lottery Office which is a public concern. The lottery draw is conducted twice a month on the first and sixteenth. Other than horse racing in Bangkok, Thai Lottery is the only legalized gambling permitted in the country.

The payout ratio for this lottery is 60% and this makes it hugely popular in Thailand. About 19.2 million people in a population of 67 million play the government lottery. According to the Family Network Foundation, the total expenditure in the lottery in 2014 amounted to 76 million baht which is equivalent to $2.3 billion.

The government lottery office is solely responsible for the printing and selling of tickets to wholesalers. The government has put in place strict laws forbidding other forms of gambling activities. The result of this has seen the government lottery office pocketing 28% of proceeds from lottery which are dedicated for important state uses.

In terms of demographics, Thai women play the lottery oftentimes compared to men. In 2006, the percentages stood at 52.6% against 47.4%. A majority of gamblers are drawn from the working-age bracket of 21 to 30, 31 to 40, and 41 to 50. As with most countries, low-income gamblers are the majority in Thailand, amounting to 61.3%. This is because the Thai Lottery is seen as an opportunity to earn a life-changing prize.

Playing Thai Lottery

As mentioned above, the Government Lottery Office is the entity responsible for the printing of tickets which are then distributed to wholesalers and finally to local retailers. To play Thai Lottery, you have to buy tickets from retail agents. You can find lottery vendors even on streets, markets, and villages selling the tickets in their wooden ticket briefcases.

The lottery tickets come in pairs with a single ticket going for 40 baht. For the ticket pair, you have to part with 80 baht. When you buy a ticket pair from street vendors, you may pay anything between 120 and 130 baht and when you buy from shop stands, you pay 100 baht. This is because the official price is marked up by these vendors to cover their costs and margin.

Another interesting variation in ticket prices is between unpopular and Buddhist number combinations. Ticket pairs for unpopular numbers are much cheaper and between 85 and 95 baht while lucky Buddhist number combinations cost a lot more. The ticket prices are negotiable above the 80-baht threshold.

There are two types of tickets: Thai Government lottery ticket and Thai Charity lottery ticket. These two varieties are similar except for the fact that they differ in their first prize payouts and the tax levied on the winnings. The Thai Government lottery tickets attract the first prize of 2 million baht and an additional bonus prize of 30 million baht. The tax rate is 0.5%.

On the other hand, Thai Charity lottery tickets attract the first prize of 3 million baht and a bonus prize of 22 million baht. They are taxed at 1%.

Both tickets are preprinted and have a number of anti-counterfeiting features. A unit of tickets comprises 1 million single tickets. If all the tickets are sold, the published prize amounts are honored. However, if some of the tickets in the unit are not sold, the prizes are reduced proportionately. Each ticket has a schedule of prizes, conditions, and ancillary information at the back.

Thai Lottery Draw Methodology

Draws take place at the Government Lottery Office headquarters every month on the first and sixteenth. If either of these days falls on a public holiday, the draw is pushed forward to the next day. For transparency purposes, 10 guests are invited who act as official witnesses and must be unaffiliated with the lottery. The drawings are also televised live starting from 1500 to 1600 hrs.

Of the 10 guests, one designated as the draw chairman. The first step is for the guests to inspect the equipment to be used, the numbers imprinted on the balls, and any anomalies that may create bias.

The draw chairman then selects balls at random to initialize the draw machines. By selecting a colored ball, the chairman determines the order of the lesser prize draws. The colors used in the drawing include yellow for the second prize, pink for the third prize, green for the fourth prize, and finally blue for the fifth prize.

For the second, third, fourth, and fifth prizes, 6-digit numbers are drawn. For the three-digit prize, 3-digit numbers are drawn. For the two-digit prize, a 2-digit number is drawn.

There is one draw for the 6-digit number designated as the first prize. The Thai Government lottery bonus prize of 30 million is determined by a two-digit number. A different two-digit number is also drawn for the 22 million baht Thai Charity Lottery bonus prize.

Following the draw, the officials remove the respective balls from the machines to prove to the observers that indeed 10 numbers were present.

Thai Lottery Prize Breakdown

Based on the ticket, the first prize can be 2 million or 3 million baht per ticket. Thai Government Lottery ticket attracts 2 million for the first prize while Thai Charity Lottery attracts 3 million baht. Since the tickets are sold in pairs, these prizes are doubled. To win these prizes, you have to match the 6 digits drawn.

The second prize is 100,000 baht per ticket. To win, you have to match the 6 digits drawn in the second prize draw. There are 5 draws in this category.

The third prize is 40,000 baht per ticket. To win, you match the 6 digits drawn in the third prize draw. Ten draws are conducted here.

The fourth prize is 20,000 baht per ticket. Matching the 6 digits drawn in the 50 draws in this category guarantees you the fourth prize.

The fifth prize is 10,000 baht and to win, you have to match the 6-digit numbers drawn in the 100 draws in this category.

There are two special prizes worth 50,000 baht per ticket for matching the 6 digits drawn in the first prize plus or minus 1.

The match 3 digit draw wins you 2,000 baht per ticket and the match 2 digit draw wins you 1,000 baht per ticket. It is important to note that the bonus prize discussed above no longer exists because it was abolished by the military government in August 2015.

Claiming Your Thai Lottery Prize

You have two years from the draw date to claim your prize. All prizes less than 20,000 baht are paid through lottery retail vendors in cash. Normally, a 1 or 2% commission is deducted during the payout from your gross winnings.

Prizes over 20,000 baht are paid in person at the Government Lottery Office located in Nonthaburi. This payout is through check. To claim your winnings, you must present in person, carry your winning ticket pair, and identification documents.

All the winnings are taxed at 0.5% for Thai Government Lottery and 1% for the Thai Charity Lottery. All the revenues from ticket sales are allocated in the following order: 60% goes to prizes, 28% goes to the state as revenue, and 12% caters for production and running expenses which comprise 9% cost of sales and 3% administrative costs.

Thai Lottery Winning Numbers

Thai Lottery is a 0 number lottery game. Here are the Thai Lottery winning numbers for 02-05-2019 ICT:

Thai Lottery Past Results and Winning Numbers

The Thai Lottery result archive contains the results from 30-12-2010 ICT up to the last ones. You only need to select the right date from the list.

Thursday 2nd May 2019, 21:00
Tuesday 16th April 2019, 21:00
Monday 1st April 2019, 21:00
Saturday 16th March 2019, 21:00
Friday 1st March 2019, 21:00
Saturday 16th February 2019, 21:00
Friday 1st February 2019, 21:00
Thursday 17th January 2019, 21:00
Sunday 30th December 2018, 21:00
Sunday 16th December 2018, 21:00

Thai Lottery Hot and Cold Numbers

Thai Lottery hot numbers are the lottery numbers that appear the most in drawings. Thai Lottery cold numbers are the numbers that appear infrequently. Some lotto players choose them specifically because of the frequency, believing that their reappearance in Thai Lottery results is only a matter of time, while others stay clear.

Thai Lottery Number Generator

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