Dead monk inspires lotto win

2015-02-17 13:48


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Bangkok - A dead monk has rewarded his followers one last time by serving as the inspiration for a lottery win, a report said on Tuesday.

A venerated monk in the northern province of Chiang Mai died last week at the age of 90. His disciples took the opportunity to buy lottery tickets with that number, and were rewarded with a win.

The lottery payout to the neighbourhood adjacent to the monk's temple was estimated to be several million baht (more than $60 000), Thai Rath newspaper said.

Semiotics plays a major role in the Thai lottery business, where dead snakes, accidents, license plates and other occurrences serve as inspiration for number choices of ticket purchases.

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