An Indian hit a jackpot by winning $ 1.9 million in a monthly raffle in the United Arab Emirates, hours before he left the country for good, according to a press report.
Tojo Mathew, 30, working as a civilian supervisor in the capital Abu Dhabi, bought the ticket at the city’s airport before boarding a flight to India.
Mathew, originally from Kerala, was leaving the United Arab Emirates for good to join his wife in Delhi.
âI bought the ticket at Abu Dhabi airport just before boarding the flight to India. I was definitely leaving the United Arab Emirates to join my wife, who found a job in New Delhi. still can’t believe I won, “said Mathew. tell by local media.
“This has been my long time dream. Now it can become a reality with the raffle money,” he said.
Mathew and his friends learned the news on Wednesday when they checked out the Big Ticket website.
Previously, an Indian driver in Dubai won 12 million dirhams in a raffle in Abu Dhabi in April. In January, another Keralite in the United Arab Emirates won 12 million dirhams in the biggest raffle prize ever in Abu Dhabi.
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