Letter From Bangkok

Thailand's love of the lottery fuels online ticket sales

Lottery tickets are often sold by street vendors in Thailand for 100 baht (S$3.80) a piece, higher than the legal retail price of 80 baht. ST PHOTO: TAN TAM MEI
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BANGKOK - Twice a month, millions of people in Thailand wait in anticipation for six digits that could change their lives overnight.

Thais from all walks of life buy into this hope that is the fortnightly state lottery, including 23-year-old undergraduate Thanadol Changlak.

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