New size of lottery tickets will be put on sale for the September 1 draw at 80-baht apiece instead of 80-baht for two pieces in one ticket as is the case of the current lottery.
The size of the new lottery tickets will be smaller than the existing ones, making them convenient to be inserted into a wallet. More importantly, the Government Lottery Office (GLO) said that the new design will save the printing cost by about 100 million baht a year.
GLO spokesman Assistant Professor Thanawat Pholvichai said that the new lottery tickets were designed to meet with the demand of the consumers � smaller ticket which can be conveniently inserted into a wallet.
Moreover, he said the new lottery which was printed with the QR code reader technology is more difficult to falsify and can be easily checked through a scanning machine. But the prizes remain unchanged.
Somchai Pan-akwong, chairman of the Association of the Blinds of Thailand, said he would have to wait and see how the consumers would respond to the new lottery tickets � whether they like the new design or not. He said the GLO used to produce small-size lottery tickets before but they were not popular among consumers.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)