CHIANG MAI — A 55-year-old man in Chiang Mai province hanged himself to death after the lottery tickets he purchased with his life savings failed to win any prize money.
The man, identified as Narong Intasao, hanged himself at his residence, said Pol.Lt.Col. Noppadol Pimansriwilai, an officer at Saraphee Police Station. His body was discovered by his family at around 5 am yesterday.
According to Pol.Lt.Col. Noppadol, Narong left suicide note for his family. The letter reportedly read, "This set of lottery is my last breath. Since luck wouldn't help me, I have lost everything. I can't do anything now. There's no point in living any longer."
Narong's family told police that he was convinced he would win the lottery by betting on the number 52, and set out to buy every lottery ticket that ended with the number 52 in the district. He bought at least 38 tickets, police say.
"He also sold his motorcycle and used all his savings to buy the number, because he was hoping that he would win the prize and use the money to support his family and pay off debt," Pol.Lt.Col. Noppadol said. "But after he checked the number and realized that he didn't win anything, he became distressed, and eventually decided to hang himself."
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