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Thai monk says winning lottery number came from examining a tree's textures

Sep 2, 2016, 8:53 pm

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SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand — A Buddhist monk living in a monastery in Thailand won a nearly $175,000 lottery jackpot thanks to a "lucky" number revealed to him by a tree.

Phra Prawit Techapalo, 41, of the Cheepakhao Temple in Samut Sakhon, located just outside of Bangkok, revealed he won first prize in the lottery after a longtime habit of purchasing several tickets every month.

Phra Prawit's announcement was seen as controversial by some who pointed out monks are supposed to forgo luxuries such as money.

Phra Prawit, who became a monk about 10 years ago, said he chose "84" as the last of the numbers on his winning ticket after the "lucky" number was revealed to him while examining the textures of a teak tree on the monastery grounds.

The monk said his $173,493 windfall will go toward buying his mother a house, school tuition for his son and a funeral for his temple's recently deceased abbot.

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Posted: September 2, 2016, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

Wow

Simplify..

" What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

Million dollar Ops.

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    wow is right, pretty cool.

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      Posted: September 2, 2016, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

      The monk is a liar.

      He got lucky just like everyone else that has ever won a prize.

      Just another lottery winner with another creative story of how they won.

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        Posted: September 2, 2016, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

        Was invited to a house party by a friend. Did not know anyone there.  Heard a big ruckus in one room and checked it out. There were a bunch of Buddhist monks and other guests playing cards.  There was gambling and drinking and laughing. The monks were the life of the party. So, if you really want to spice up a party, invite some monks. 

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          Posted: September 2, 2016, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

          The monk is a liar.

          He got lucky just like everyone else that has ever won a prize.

          Just another lottery winner with another creative story of how they won.

          I Agree!Very True. Just another fish story.

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            Posted: September 2, 2016, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

            The monk is a liar.

            He got lucky just like everyone else that has ever won a prize.

            Just another lottery winner with another creative story of how they won.

            Maybe.  Or maybe we should all be studying tree textures.

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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              Posted: September 2, 2016, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

              OK. This gives me a different perspective....Eek

              Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

              Come on Jackpot!!!

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                Posted: September 2, 2016, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                Having lived in a home with a Korean Buddhist priest, I can attest to that. 

                He prays hard and he drinks/parties hard. 

                Kinda like New Yorkers, Koreans don't do anything half-way.

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                  Posted: September 3, 2016, 3:42 am - IP Logged

                  Maybe.  Or maybe we should all be studying tree textures.

                  LOL!Green laugh

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                    Posted: September 3, 2016, 5:10 am - IP Logged

                    Got milk

                    my name Lil Darryl   you got some Milk

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                      Skeptical truth stranger then fiction I reckon......

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                        Teak huh? great wood for boat building
                        but for picking lottery numbers? thats the first I've heard...lol
                        wait, I think I have some lying around the boathouse.
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                          Posted: September 3, 2016, 7:29 am - IP Logged

                          Trees are wonderful and remember the heavy tree canopy around the Whitehouse likely saved it on 9-11.

                          Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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                            Posted: September 3, 2016, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                            Check out the Celtic Tree Calendar. Many cultures have a belief system associated with plants and trees.

                            We get lots of Medicine from them.

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