In Thailand a DNA test must be used to identify the winner of a big lottery, it is announced on January 2, 2018. Two men argue with each other: they both claim to have won the lottery.
Two men want a jackpot
In November Charoon Wimon was the happiest man on earth. He won 30 million baht, around 766,000 euros, in the lottery. Unfortunately, his joy did not last long. A few days after the announcement of his big win, Preecha Kraikruan came forward. He stated that he had the winning tickets and therefore should get the money. The money, which had already been deposited in Wimon's account, was immediately frozen by the lottery.
Research with fingerprints and DNA
First the lottery suggested that Wimon and Kraikruan would share the money. However, Wimon absolutely did not want this. Now a research with fingerprints and DNA has to make clear who the winning lottery tickets were. This person receives the entire amount of money. The loser must not only give the money to the other person, but can also be prosecuted for fraud. The results of the study will be announced in January 2018. Then it will become clear who will become a rich man and who will be convicted as a fraudster.