BANGKOK, (NNT) - The Government Lottery Office (GLO) board will make a decision whether or not lottery tickets will be sold online within a month. As for the problem of lottery tickets being sold for more than their 80-baht retail price, the GLO will print 10 million more tickets to meet demand and stop price gouging.
The GLO Director-General, Pol. Col. Boonsong Jansisri, said the GLO board has resolved to increase the number of lottery tickets from 90 million to 100 million per round. This will be applied to sets of two tickets at 160 baht each, as more retailers are more inclined to sell sets of two tickets. The measure, scheduled to take effect next month, will help officers inspect government lottery ticket sales better.
Pol. Col. Boonsong said people can use the GLO Lottery mobile application to identify their lottery vendors and their locations. They can use the app to send complaints about overpriced tickets to the GLO. The sellers’ ticket quotas will be revoked if found guilty.
The GLO board meeting has agreed to set up a special team to consider all lottery-related proposals, such as the online lottery scheme. The team will submit their recommendations to the GLO board within a month. If the board endorses the new lottery scheme, a public hearing will be held. The issue will then be proposed to the cabinet for consideration before the end of fiscal 2019. After such consideration, the GLO will have a clearer picture of the best new lottery scheme.