An out-of-work, heartbroken Thai Lottery jackpot winner who won 12 million baht couldn’t claim her prize from the Government Lottery Office (GLO) because she bought her tickets from an online lottery platform that the government shut down for overcharging customers.
Phanthawat “North” Narkwisut, the CEO of Kong Salak Plus, was ordered to close his platform by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) after being accused of overcharging customers and gambling without permission.
North has also been charged with money laundering, as some of his investment costs were allegedly sourced from illegal businesses.
North is defiant and maintains his innocence. He states that the additional 20 baht charge, that customers have to pay on top of the lottery ticket price, is a service fee, which is clearly indicated on the platform, and his customers are willing to pay it.