How to Play the Thai Lotto

The Thai Lotto is a government lottery that operates in Thailand. It offers small prizes and jackpots, but its odds of winning are low. Players have a two-year deadline to claim their prize. While there are no guarantees of winning, it is a popular and legal form of gambling in Thailand. However, it is important to follow some common tips when playing the game.

To play the Thai Lotto, you have to buy tickets from retail outlets or agents. Each ticket costs around 80 baht. Tickets must be bought in pairs. The tickets are printed on special yellow paper, which is coated with chemicals to protect them from stains. Some tickets also have a silk thread that can be seen under ultra-violet light.

You can win a prize by matching a pair of digits or a number. A prize for matching the first three digits of the ticket is B2,000, while a prize for matching the last three digits of the ticket is B1,000. If you have a second ticket, you may also receive a prize for matching all five digits of the ticket.

The Thai lottery has a payout ratio of 74%. There are two types of tickets available – the Thai Charity Lottery (TCL) and the Thai Government Lottery (TGL). Both of these lotteries offer a prize of up to 3 million baht. In addition, the TCL ticket includes a bonus prize of 22 million baht, while the TGL ticket features a prize of up to six million baht.

In the past, Thais had the opportunity to win a “jackpot” of up to thirty million baht and a prize of up to two hundred million baht. But the GLO has announced that starting on 1 August 2015, it will no longer have a “jackpot” or a prize of this size.

Tickets are sold at wholesale outlets in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Chiang Mai and other cities. They cost two to five lots for every hundred baht. After a prize has been won, the winner is required to visit a Government Lottery office in Nonthaburi to collect their prize. This process is not automated, and winners must present their passport and a claim form.

The Thai Lotto is run under a strict legislative framework. The GLO allocates a percentage of ticket sales to charities and community projects. Among the beneficiaries are the Thai Red Cross and the welfare fund. Every year, the lottery office distributes about eight million baht to these organizations.

For ลือลั่น สนั่นเมือง on the lottery, you can visit the official GLO website. The drawings are simulcast on Radio Thailand Domestic Service and Spring News. Most results are posted online before the drawing starts at 5:00 PM on the day of the draw.

The government lottery is one of the major sources of state revenue. In 2014, the lottery spent 76 billion baht. The lottery also distributes about 20 million baht to the government’s welfare fund and civil service.