The GLO board chairman added that the app will be further developed to allow discounts on numbers that are not popular, as well as allow buyers to purchase tickets from disabled people, especially the blind.
“Voice-control features will have to be added to the app, so it is more convenient for the blind. We are currently discussing this with the Thailand Association of the Blind,” Lawan said.
Separately, GLO director Lt-Colonel Noon Sansanakhom said the agency will hold public hearings from July 20 to August 10 to hear the opinions of those affected by the GLO’s plan to change its lottery format.
The GLO had announced that it would gradually increase the quota of digital lottery tickets by 2 million per draw, starting with the lot issued for the August 1 draw, until there are 20 million digital lottery tickets on sale within this year.
The new quota will come from vendors caught reselling their tickets via other platforms or charging more than 80 baht per ticket.
The GLO is also looking into a new three-digit lottery system.
Noon said the law requires GLO to hold public hearings before it changes its lottery format, details of which are already displayed on the agency’s website.
He added that GLO will gather public opinion via its website and email from July 20 to August 10. Government agencies can also provide their opinions via written and mailed statements, he added.
The public hearings will kick off in Chiang Mai on July 20, in Chonburi on July 24, Khon Kaen on July 27, Loei on August 4, Nakhon Si Thammarat on August 6 and in Bangkok on August 9.