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The owner of a lottery shop in Udon Thani became an instant multi-millionaire on Nov 16 when eight of the tickets left unsold in her shop won a total of 42 million baht of the first-prize money. 

Nantha Fakkhkao, 51, who runs a lottery shop on Udon Dussadee Road in Muang district, said  tickets for the Nov 16 draw did not sell well, probably because it clashed with the the traditional tod kathin robe offering ceremonies and people were busy with farm harvests.

Mrs Nantha said that before the lottery draw on Nov 16 she was 400,000 baht deeper in debt because of the tickets left unsold.  So she had planned to borrow another one million baht from a bank to keep her business going, even though she already had an accumulated debt of 10 million baht.

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