There has been a development in the much publicised dispute as to the ownership of a lottery ticket here in Thailand worth 30 million baht.
An announcement was made yesterday by the Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) who said according to their findings the ticket belongs to the retired police lieutenant not the school teacher who is contesting ownership.
The director of the institute Somn Promaros spoke to reporters at a press conference stating that they had come to their decision based on partial fingerprints from the former police lieutenant being found on the tickets.
They were unable to carry out a DNA test as there were too many different samples of DNA now on the tickets, however the lead investigator on the case said that these latest findings did not necessarily mean Charoon Wimoon will win the case.
The dispute has been going on Since November 1 of 2017, when the number 533726 on five tickets scooped the 30 million baht jackpot.
The dispute over ownership grabbed national media headlines after a teacher from the Thepmongkonrandsri School, Preecha Kraikruan went to police claiming he was the rightful owner of the tickets in December of last year.
He claimed that his tickets were stolen by Charoon and as a result police froze the 30 million baht that had since been deposited in Charoon’s bank while they still carry out their investigation.
It was stated yesterday that the finding of partially fingerprints on the tickets could not be the only factor to settle ownership of the tickets.
Officers are now waiting for the results of a further test being carried out by the police forensic unit.
It was stated that the team of investigators is expected to conclude their investigation before the end of 2018, by which time their findings will be sent to public prosecutors.
Following the widespread attention this case has generated police have advised members of the public to either sign their tickets or take photos with them to prevent any possible ownership disputes.
Source : The Nation
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