A trial will be held in May by Thailand’s Civil Court to determine the legitimate owner of the much publicised disputed 30 million baht lottery jackpot from the November 1 draw last year.
The dispute involves a retired police officer who had already claimed the jackpot after presenting the tickets and had the money deposited into his bank account when on November 2 a Kanchanaburi teacher filed a complaint with local police stating that he purchased the tickets then lost them.
The teacher 50-year-old Preecha Khraikhruan said he believes that former police officer Charoon Wimool, 62, must have found them and claimed the prize as his own.
Preecha has petitioned the Civil Court to freeze the assets to prevent Charoon from spending the money.
The dispute has attracted a large amount of media attention over the past couple of months with the Thai public’s opinion on who the rightful owner of the jackpot really is divided.
Today in court Charoon said he would be willing to drop any legal proceedings if Preecha admitted his guilt, however the schoolteacher still maintained he was telling the truth and said he would continue to fight the case in court.
Both parties have said they will now prepare evidence for the court case scheduled for May and provide 10 witnesses each.
Source : The Nation
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