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A latest lottery winner has donated almost half of their 6 million baht (US$ 167,033) prize, a sum of 2.4 million baht (US$ 66,807), to Wat Ton in Nonthaburi Province after praying for luck and successful the primary prize. The donation follows a promise made to the revered Luang Phor Samret statue on the temple, which is believed to have been with the temple for the reason that late Ayutthaya interval.

On February 16, the fortunate particular person bought a single lottery ticket bearing the quantity 941395 and received the coveted first prize. After their win, they approached the temple’s abbot, Phra Kru Pipitthammathet, to donate a portion of their winnings to assist the temple’s actions.

Phra Kru Pipitthammathet shared that the beneficiant winner had beforehand prayed to the temple’s sacred Luang Phor Samret statue for success. It was on their manner out of the temple that they occurred to purchase just a few lottery tickets from a passing vendor amongst them was the successful ticket for the primary prize, reported Sanook.

The winner’s donation might be allotted to varied temple tasks, together with a contribution of two million baht (US$ 55,673) in direction of the temple’s Kathin ceremony, an providing that’s historically made after the tip of the Buddhist Lent. An extra 200,000 baht might be used for portray the meditation corridor, and one other 200,000 baht for paving the temple grounds, totalling the promised 2.4 million baht.

The sacredness of Luang Phor Samret is well-known, and day by day, individuals come to the temple to pay their respects and make choices, together with celebrities, artists, and politicians. The temple’s abbot showcased the financial institution cheque of two million baht from the fortunate winner and confirmed that the remaining 400,000 baht for portray and paving had been obtained in money by the temple.

In associated information, a Thai lady paid respects to a spirit shrine after she received a number of hundred thousand baht in a lottery draw by providing a conventional dance and a film screening. The tribute befell at this time, Might 22, at Wat Pa Pradu, Kabin Buri District, in Thailand’s Prachin Buri Province.

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