Lotto law tweak would allow jackpot rollover

Breaking News July 16, 2017 17:09

By The Nation

Lottery buyers will stand a chance of hitting a Bt400-million jackpot if a proposed new online lottery model wins the green light.

Government Lottery Office (GLO) director Maj-General Chalongrat Nark-arthit has disclosed that his office is considering a new online lottery model which would allow big jackpots. 

This model will be forwarded to the GLO board to consider soon. 

“If it gets a nod, it will be tabled before the Cabinet for approval,” Chalongrat said. 

He said that the new online lotto was modelled after foreign lottos where prizes are rolled over for two successive draws if there is no winner. Section 22 of the GLO law is now being amended to allow this.

“I think our country is ready for this kind of lottery,” Chalongrat said. 

He also trusted that this model, if introduced, would solve the problems of lottery overpricing and underground lotteries. 

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