Menu Close

History of Thailand Lottery

Thailand Lottery first started into Thailand in the time of King Rama V. Thai Lottery was first drawn into an international show organized in King's birthday festival. In 1917, Thai lottery drawing was organized in addition to finance Thailand's entrance into the First World War. After that, 3rd lottery was organized to finance Thai Red Cross charity operating cost in 1932. Thai Lotto was first drawn to in fact produce profits for the govt. in 1934 in addition to finance the short fall in govt. income for establishment of recruit tax, levy on Thailand males who wish to sacrifice for military service. Thai lottery draw was implementing by the Thai Revenue Department. In this year, Thai lottery procedure was also introduced into the state to finance. In 1939, the power of govt. Thai lottery procedure was shift to the Ministry of Finance, which is currently held 1st and 16th date of every month.