48 more vendors found selling tickets higher than 80 baht apiece

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BANGKOK, 14 June 2015, Thanawat Polwichai, a member of the Government Lottery Office (GLO) Board, has revealed that 48 more lottery ticket vendors have reportedly been selling the tickets over 80 baht apiece.

52 vendors were earlier found overcharging buyers. Officials said, out of the 48 newly reported cases, 10 have been taken into custody and the remaining 38 vendors are still at large.The majority of the offenders are street vendors who move from place to place, which makes it difficult for officers to locate them.

Vendors selling government lottery tickets at more than 80 baht each are subject to a 10,000-baht fine and could have their licenses revoked.

The GLO has set up 10 special units tasked with inspecting lottery vendors in various areas daily. The GLO committee itself has already conducted such a random check twice recently. According to the GLO head, the second board meeting will be held tomorrow, during which the board’s past works and future directions will be discussed.

He urged residents to inform officials of vendors who overprice their lottery tickets, at 02-345-1466– the GLO’s call center– or police officers at respective stations.