Outside the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital where four boys are recovering after spending two weeks in a cave, lottery ticket seller Sarirat Ladloy says business is brisk.
“There are three numbers that people are looking for the most — 13, 23 and 38. The 13 number is because of the team (the twelve boys plus their coach). Twenty-three is referring to the day they went into the cave,” she told Reuters.
“Thirty-eight is referring to the number of Navy SEALs. I make very good sales,” she said.
Even while buying lottery tickets, though, passersby voiced their concern about the boys’ safety.
Resident Bualee Bamrung said that she is “watching the news every day. I am worried about them like they are my kids. I hope they come out safely.”