8 Indians win 1 million dirhams each in UAE raffle

The Big Ticket Draw is a monthly mega raffle.


Eight Indians are among 10 people who landed a jackpot by winning 1 million dirhams (2.7 lakh) each in a mega raffle in Abu Dhabi.

The ‘Grand Prize Draw’ held at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Thursday is the largest and oldest monthly raffle for cash prizes and dream luxury cars in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Besides Indians, the winners include a Canadian and a Filipina, the only woman on the list.

“Currently I have no investment plans, but once I get the money I’ll plan. I’m excited,” said Chandresh Motivaras, 43, chief accountant of a jewelry group. in Dubai where he worked. living since 2005.

“I didn’t believe when I got a call and thought someone was joking with me. But when I got a second call from the organizers, I was pleasantly shocked,” Abhaya Kumar Krishnan , purchasing manager at Spinneys in Abu Dhabi, told Gulf News.

The Keralite, 49, who will share the money with a friend as they buy the ticket together, said he plans to spend some of the money on a charity in Kerala for education, according to the report. ticket, but I didn’t know today was the date of the draw, ”said Abu Dhabi-based Krishnan, who had been buying tickets for 10 years but won for the first time.

“My niece’s wedding is in December, so I’m very happy to win this award right now,” said Sundaran Nalamkandathil, who bought the ticket with a group of 20 people. The 47-year-old jewelry designer has lived in Ajman for 24 years.

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