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Thai Monk Wins $588,000 Lottery, Forced to Hide After Beggars Storm Temple

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A Thai monk who won the lottery jackpot of 18 million Thai Baht ($589,000) fled to an undisclosed location after people stormed his temple to ask for donations.

Ajahn Montri Samujjo, a 67-year-old monk at Wat Thinnakorn Nimit in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, won three lottery tickets worth 6 million Thai Baht ($196,300) each during the Sunday draw, according to Khaosod News via Thai Residents.

Two Men Undergo DNA Test to Prove the Winner of Million Dollar Lottery Prize in Thailand

Authorities in Thailand are resorting to a DNA test to determine the rightful winner of the nearly $1 million (30 million Thai baht) lottery prize after two individuals stepped up to claim it.

One of the claimants, 50-year-old teacher Preecha Kraikruan said he lost the five winning lottery tickets, which were later claimed by 62-year-old retired policeman Charoon Wimon. 

Korean Man Faces Everyone’s Worst Nightmare After Winning the Lottery

Money can certainly cause more problems than it solves as one man sure knows. 

A 58-year-old Korean man became an overnight millionaire after striking the jackpot. The unnamed man, a divorcee construction worker, allegedly won $4 million from the national lottery. However, it appears he had little time to celebrate as family soon came knocking on and breaking down his door.

Two Brothers Won the Lottery on the Same Day, But One is a Little Happier

Two brothers from Pennsylvania both won the lottery on the same day, but one of them will be celebrating more than the other.

James Stocklas, 67, was thrilled and said he was shaking for an hour when he found out he had won the Powerball lottery jackpot of $291.4 million, according to Lehigh Valley Live. His less lucky brother also won in the same draw but just for $7.

Couple Takes $327 Million Lump Sum in Powerball — Does Something Totally Unexpected

The small-town Tennessee couple that won the Powerball jackpot aren’t planning on buying a mansion or throwing in the towel on their jobs. However, they are buying a horse for their daughter.

The Robinson family from Munford, Tennessee, hold one of three lucky lottery tickets to last Wednesday’s record-breaking $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. The numbers drawn on Jan. 13, 2016 made John and Lisa Robinson instant multi-millionaires, reports the Associated Press.