A THB30 million worth lottery in Thailand has led one of the people that claim it belongs to them, to go for a DNA test to prove it. Preecha Kraikruan is claiming that he had lost the five first prize lottery in November.
Charoon Wimon had claimed the jackpot money, and the money was deposited into his account. It is now frozen pending the results of the DNA result.
A forensic team is proceeding with the investigation of the claims of Kraikruan, who is a teacher alleging that Wimon, former police officer, is not the owner of the winning tickets. These DNA results are expected to be released in January.
Charoon Wimon Claims
So, Wimon and his lawyer have accused the Royal Thai Police of mishandling the case. They are accusing a police officer of approaching Wimon to share the jackpot money.
Also, it seems that this is not a unique case as the police are also investigating similar incidents in the Kingdom. There are about four other cases where there are claims of lottery tickets being stolen.
The DNA Investigation
The police had decided that this will be the way to resolve this case by doing a DNA test. Forensics will examine the tickets for any fingerprints on it and find out whose DNA is on the ticket between the two.
According to the police, it doesn’t matter what the results of the DNA are, but one of the lottery players will face criminal charges.
In Thailand, the only lottery available is the Government Lottery Office (GLO) which handles the gambling in the country. However, the lottery happens only twice a month and seems to be a favourite activity amongst residents.
Additionally, the lottery is limited to numeric pre-printed tickets. The GLO is in the process of deciding whether to introduce new gambling products.