Lower prices for lottery tickets in Chonburi

Friday, 18 July 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By  CPRD

Junta-ordered lower prices for lottery tickets is leading to big business in Chonburi.

Treasurer Thaweesak Yimtrakul led staff to visit ticket sellers on Wachiraprakarn Road in Muang District July 4. Wachiraprakarn is the largest market for lottery tickets in the province.

Deputy Treasurer Worawait Saisuphatpol said the National Council for Peace and Order had ordered lottery-ticket prices set at 80 baht in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, capping prices at 90 baht in other provinces.

Deputy Treasurer Worawait Saisuphatpol said the National Council for Peace and Order had ordered lottery-ticket prices set at 80 baht in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.Deputy Treasurer Worawait Saisuphatpol said the National Council for Peace and Order had ordered lottery-ticket prices set at 80 baht in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.

Tickets will be allocated to middle- and lower-income sellers and disabled brokers. The NCPO said the plan is aimed at giving disadvantaged sellers opportunities to earn a stable income.

Chonburi announced it would help smaller vendors by setting up a market for them at the Phakdee Pavilion next to the Rama V monument and in front of Krung Thai Bank next to city hall.

Seller Jongkol Kruewongphainbun said she has been selling tickets for 80 baht for some time. She earns about 6 baht off each ticket, she said. Sales have increased since the NCPO order.

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