A monk received the highest Thai authorities lottery prize of 18 million baht and is now giving the cash away to locals, different temples, and varied organisations. The monk within the northern province Nakhon Phanom says he doesn’t often purchase lottery tickets as monks shouldn’t be a part of any sorts of playing, however says he lately purchased a ticket to assist an area vendor who was struggling financially in the course of the pandemic.
The 47 yr previous monk from the well-known Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan says he believes that the cash he received belongs to the angels and he didn’t need to preserve it for himself. He determined to share the cash with others to unfold propitiousness and luck.
He gave most of the locals within the province round 200 baht every. Experiences say greater than 1,000 locals visited the temple for cash from the monk. So many individuals have come by, that provincial officers at the moment are monitoring the crowds to forestall the unfold of Covid-19. He’s given away a complete of 1.5 million baht to locals within the space to date.
The monk additionally provided 4 million baht to the temple the place he lives, faculties, totally different state and personal organisations within the space. He stated he would give all the cash to charities and temples.
The monk instructed Thai media that angels blessed him as a result of he has been caring for the temple and Phra That Phanom for over 10 years. He stated he introduced three lottery tickets with quantity 061905 three days earlier than the bi-monthly lottery draw. The vendor requested him to assist purchase lottery tickets, and the monk says he noticed it was one other method to assist individuals and make advantage.
Following the monk’s lottery win, some have questioned the ethics and guidelines of Buddhist monkhood. Thai media reported an interview with a monk saying that it was improper and inappropriate for monks to purchase lottery tickets. Nonetheless, information about monks successful lotteries remains to be reported in Thai media once in a while.
In November 2020, a Thai monk received 18 million baht within the lottery, however ended up leaving the temple and going into hiding as a result of so many individuals got here by asking for cash from the monk after listening to that he’d been donating his winnings. The crowds disturbed the monks, and even made it onerous for them to sleep. The monk then left to stay at one other temple at an undisclosed location.