Thai vendor dreamt that his car caught on fire


Nightmares are said to reflect our deepest and darkest fears.

But, sometimes, we are thankful for those bad dreams. That’s because in Thai culture, we believe that nightmares are the key to unlocking winning lottery numbers – bringing good fortune that only a few people actually experience.

Here’s the story of Thai vendor in Nakhon Ratchasima, whose dream about his car catching on fire landed him the lottery jackpot the next day.

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Thai vendor wins lottery jackpot with his car’s registration number


On 16th November 2021, a vegetable vendor, Mr. Adul Tornsoongneun, 48, became talk of the town among hawkers at the Sakroke Jorhor Market in Nakhon Ratchasima after he won December 2021’s ฿6 million (~USD180,000) with two tickets – making him ฿12 million (~USD360,000) richer.


Image credit: ไทยรัฐออนไลน์

A picture posted by ไทยรัฐออนไลน์ saw the man holding one of his first prize lottery tickets – No.639235.

Now, you maybe curious how exactly the winning numbers came to his mind. Let’s see how he got managed to figure out the jackpot-striking number.


The lottery winner’s car caught on fire in his dream


Adul revealed with the press that he had dreamt of his car catching on fire. In response to the nightmare, he had bought two lottery tickets with his car’s registration plate number กว -2435 นม, according to ไทยรัฐออนไลน์.


Image credit: Dailynews

The next day, he found out that the lottery tickets he bought were drawn for the ฿6 million (~USD180,000) grand prize. Rightfully, Adul couldn’t contain his happiness.

The lucky winner also noted that he had been buying lottery tickets with his car’s registration number for a long time, but never won a prize like this before.


Image credit: Matichon

Adul celebrated his victory by giving away his vegetables to all the vendors at the market he works at for free.


Netizens share their comments on Adul’s victory


The story was posted on multiple media outlets and drew a lot of attention from netizens, who poured into congratulate him on his luck.


Screenshot: Thairath

Translation: OMG, I wanna have a moment like this.

One netizen commented that she wants to be the lottery winner.


Screenshot: Thairath

Translation: Congratulations

Another netizen congratulated the man on his victory.


Screenshot: Thairath

Translation: Next draw, Chonburi must be talk of the town too.

One Facebook user jokingly commented that he, a Chonburi resident, will win the jackpot in the next draw.

Putting the netizens’ comical comments aside, we would like to congratulate the man on his good fortune.


Let’s watch a horror movie before bed


Whether Adul won the lottery because of the number he saw in his dreams or not, the key takeaway is that nightmares may not be all bad.

From now on, we may try watching horror movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street before bed. Perhaps Freddy Krueger can use his sharp fingers to draw the winning lottery numbers for us instead of tearing us to pieces. Who knows? Maybe we’ll even give him a share of the prize if we happen to win the jackpot.


Cover images adapted from (L-R): ไทยรัฐออนไลน์, Matichon, Dailynews

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