Some of the pleasures that derive from winning the big one in any countries national lottery are young chicks, fast cars, flash motorbikes and beach holidays. All at once they become finger click accessories. Harley Davidson’s, dumper trucks and Pattaya are all the toys of boys and Nong Oui the frog maybe a girl but she is no different in also wanting them all.
The story of Nong Oui goes back to 2007 and Roi-Et Province in the Northeast of Thailand. Roi-Et translates to 101 and that is strangely coincidental in a story about a frog with an amazing ability to predict Thai National Lottery winning numbers.
When Tongsai Boommrungsai a 52-year-old married woman from Roi-Et spotted a frog in her garden holding a young chick in its mouth she stared straight into the frogs protruding eyes and demanded that she drop it. The frog obliged and from then onwards Nong Oui became part of the Boommrungsai family.
She was given a free hop of the house and local villagers would often call on Tongsai and Nong Oui the frog. When the villagers started seeing numbers on the stretched skin of Nong Oui’s stomach they placed money on the lottery and a legend was born when the lucky numbers came in. Was it “Luck of the Irish” Roi-Et style or just the plain fact that frogs are naturally spawny buggers. The visitors numbers swelled and more winning numbers were seen.
Nong Oui certainly had the stomach to face the new onrush of villagers and for the next 10 consecutive lottery draws she produced winning two and three digit numbers. Soon the Boommrungsai household was overrun with people and so to escape the amphibian’s ever-growing fan club,Tongsai took Nong Oui, his Harley Davidson toy motorbike and dumper truck, and fled to Pattaya. By now Nong Oui’s young chick had outgrown the frog’s mouthy ways and she was happy to be left behind.
The last sighting I could track down of Nong Oui was in Pattaya and accompanied by a quote to local press in January 2008 from Tongsai saying as soon as all the fuss had died down in their Roi-Et village, she and the black spotted frog would return home to her husband. No mention at all of the young chick waiting for the return of the fowl mouthed frog.
Let’s hope they are now all living as one big happy family in their Roi-Et village and not as a husband and wife struggling in poverty with only a meagre supply of rice and les cuisses de grenouilles in the freezer.
For once Beyond The Mango Juice applies simple logic and with the Roi-Et 101 connection offers these numbers for all future two digit Thai National Lottery draws. Please remember that if you do use these lottery tips then only place money that you can afford to lose or as the post is about Nong Oui, Toulouse. Good luck.
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Photograph Nong Oui byAnanova
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