People scrutinise the bark of a sacred tree at a Buddhist temple in rural Pathum Thani province, in central Thailand, in the hope of finding lottery numbers on it. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Lottery fever at Thai temples as public worship tree trunks and scour them for lucky numbers

  • Thais believe a benevolent spirit lives in every tree, and make offerings in the hope the shapes of winning lottery numbers will appear
  • 20 million Thais regularly play the national lottery
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People scrutinise the bark of a sacred tree at a Buddhist temple in rural Pathum Thani province, in central Thailand, in the hope of finding lottery numbers on it. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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