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Lottery vendors warned not to overcharge lottery in June

Lottery vendors are warned that if they charge lottery tickets more than 80 baht apiece starting June they will face legal actions, said Maj-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, deputy spokesman of the government, today.

Thai lotteryHe also warned any individuals who may want to instigate lottery vendors or disable lottery vendors to protest against the government over a new order on lottery quota reallocation and price control to refrain from doing so otherwise they too will face punishments.

He said that once the contracts between the Government Lottery Office and the big lottery distributors have expired at the end of May, the entire lottery quota distribution system will be rearranged to bypass the middlemen.

All the lottery traders, including small retailers or vendors, will receive lottery tickets from the GLO at much lower price probably 70 baht apiece so they still have a profit to sell them to consumers at 80 baht apiece, said Maj-Gen Sansern.

Besides, he added that the government would set up a fund to buy back unwanted or unsalable tickets from the retailers so that they will no longer have an excuse to overcharge consumers.

Thai PBS



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