Thailand to get 2 new types of lottery: fully digital and semi-digital
The Government Lottery Office (GLO)'s board approved the plan to issue two new types of lottery – the six-digit (L6) and three-digit (N3) lotteries.
The move was proposed by the Finance Ministry.
The L6 lottery will go for 80 baht each, the same as the lotteries currently available, but will only be sold in digital format. Some of these lotteries will be sold via the Pao Tang application, said Lavaron Sangsnit, chairman of the Lottery Board.
The N3 lottery, meanwhile, will be sold in both digital and physical formats. Vendors selling physical lottery tickets will be required to provide daily sales data to the GLO digitally.
The price of the N3 lottery has not yet been set, added Lavaron, who also doubles as the Revenue Department’s director-general.
He said the board and Finance Ministry will adjust the details of both new lotteries and submit the plan for Cabinet approval.
Separately, the GLO board meeting on Friday also voted to revoke the rights of more than 12,000 lottery vendors who have violated regulations. So far, more than 20,000 sellers have lost their rights, and more than 3 million tickets have been repossessed.
The board has agreed to allot 1 million of the repossessed tickets to existing sellers via the quota system, while the remaining 2 million will be sold via the Pao Tang application, Lavaron said.