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Lottery In Thailand, according to history, it began in the King Chulalongkorn, Rama 5 , with a foreigner, British name " Krual Baster" is the first European-style lottery leader called "Lottery" by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn. His Majesty the Royal Thai Army to issue lotteries for the first time in Thailand in 1874 on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday Ceremony. The objective is to help foreign merchants bring their products to exhibit in a museum at the Concordia Building in the Grand Palace. And later in the reign of King Rama VI in the year 2460, which is during World War I, the United Kingdom, England, a Allied country. Wish to borrow money from Thailand for use in the war But cannot borrow directly from the Thai government Because it will affect the budget of the British Patriotic Council Therefore implementing a policy to borrow money from the public by issuing lotteries By receiving royal permission from King Rama VI And later in the year 1923, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej issued a "Million Baht Tiger Lottery" in order to earn income, nourish the Volunteer Scout Division by printing 1 million copies, selling 1 baht per copy.

Later in the reign of King Prajadhipok After the change of rule in the year 1933, the government has a policy to reduce the government's contributions. (Money collected from Thai men not required to serve in the military) makes the state lack of income. Therefore, it was intended that the government lottery was issued, called "Siam Government Lottery" by printing 1 million copies per year, 4 times a year Later, in 1934, the Cabinet approved the Ministry of Interior to issue a municipal lottery by stating that If any month is the month of the government lottery That month, the sale of the municipal lottery tickets It started selling the first period in November 1935 and issued the lottery in April 1936 by printing the amount of 500,000 each one baht each and the government lottery and municipal lottery have been issued. In the year 1939, which was the era when the government lottery began to be seriously operated. The Cabinet passed a resolution to transfer the government lottery business. And the municipal lottery lottery Under the Ministry of Finance And has appointed a board of government lottery With Phraya Phromthat Sripilas As Chairman of the Board on April 5, 2482 on that day, it is considered the day of the establishment of the Government Lottery Office until now.

And the government lottery has developed until the year 2517 has been issued the Office Act. Lottery up Designated the Government Lottery Office as a juristic person And is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Finance In addition to domestic operations The Government Lottery Office has also coordinated. And exchange ideas and information about the lottery business with foreign countries By being a member of the World Lottery Association (WLA) and a member of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA) since 2000. (Note, World Lottery Association developed from the International Association of State Lotteries, which the Office Member since 1960)