File photo of  an elderly woman looks for lottery ticket to buy
File photo of an elderly woman looks for lottery ticket to buy

Lottery ticket sales slump after fake warning

Breaking News March 01, 2017 15:45

By The Nation

People appear to be paying attention to warnings of the spread of fake lottery tickets, with vendors in several provinces bemoaning a sharp drop in sales.



In Nakhon Ratchasima, the atmosphere on Jompol Road behind Thao Suranari Monument, where a host of shops sell lottery tickets, was less busy on Wednesday compared to previous months.   

The vendors all said that there were less clients for the March 1 round of the lottery draw and half of the tickets they had were unsold.

They said the sharp fall in sales was due to a public fear of fake tickets following a series of arrests in other parts of the country over the past month.  

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