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Indian expat in UAE wins Rs 23 crore jackpot

An Indian expatriate became the new multi-millionaire of Big Ticket raffles after winning AED 12 million (Rs 23 crore), the biggest jackpot of Big Ticket raffle in Abu Dhabi. George Mathew, who purchased ticket number 175342 at Big Ticket Abu Dhabi, was announced as the winner of the bumper prize on Monday.  “It has been last 6 months since I started purchasing Big Ticket along with my 6 friends and finally it is our lucky day today. I am really happy and surprised as well by the call from Big Ticket. God blessed me after with 12 Million Dirhams and thank you Big Ticket Team for such wonderful news,” he said. George Mathew, who lives in Ajman with his family since last 9 years, works for Gulf News. The Dream 12 Million Raffle Draw Series 195 was announced Monday morning at the Abu Dhabi International Airport’s arrivals hall at 10am. Interestingly,…

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Indian expat in Kuwait wins Dh7 million in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle

Anil Varghese Theveril, an Indian who had purchased a raffle ticket at Big Ticket Abu Dhabi, has just won Dh 7 million (Rs 12.7 crore) . The 50-year-old Keralite is based in Kuwait and works as an executive assistant. Interestingly, he has been with the same company for 26 years now. Though he has been in the Gulf for quite some time, it was only last March when he decided to try his luck with the Big Ticket draw, Anil told Gulf News. Lucky number Anil, who held ticket no. 11197, had purchased the ticket online for the April 2018 draw. “I believe that in order to hit the jackpot, you don’t just pick random numbers. And for me, my son’s birthday is my lucky number,” he said. Unlike many raffle ticket buyers, he paid for the full price of the ticket which means he will be able to take…

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Indian driver wins Dh12 million in Abu Dhabi raffle

A Dubai-based driver from India has won Dh12 million (INR 21 crore) at the Big Ticket raffle on Tuesday. John Varughese, who hails from the south Indian state of Kerala, received a call today from the organisers after the draw had taken place at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. “I couldn’t believe that I could get lucky. April Fool’s Day had just passed by and I thought it was some friend pulling my leg. I also had doubts if this was a fake call as you read about lot of scams happening,” he told Khaleej Times. “Even though it was confirmed but I still took a while before calling my family back in Kerala. This is surreal and the new feeling of being a winner is slowly sinking in,” said the new multi-millionaire. According to Varughese, the money will be shared with another four friends, who had pooled in to…

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Indian wins USD 1 million after buying Dubai raffle ticket online

A 40-year-old Indian man got lucky after buying a Dubai Duty Free Millionaire raffle ticket for the first time online. Prabin Thomas, who runs a networking business selling IT products in Kerala, is the latest winner of USD 1 Million (Rs 6.5 crores) at Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw held today. When asked what he intends to do with his fortune, he said he will expand his networking business and consider starting a small software company. Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, one more winner was announced in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Promotion to win a luxury motorbike – a BMW R Nine T Urban GS (Light White). Afzaan Jilla, a 33-year-old Indian national based in Dubai, will be driving home a luxury motorbike – a BMW R Nine T Urban GS. The expat who works as an administrator bagged the reward with ticket number 0730. He is…

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Indian expat wins AED 7 million in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle

Indian expatriate Thansilas Babu Mathew has been declared as the lucky winner of the AED 7 million (Rs 12.4 crores) Big Ticket raffle draw in Abu Dhabi. Thansilas, who had been living in Dubai for 26 years, was announced as the winner of this month’s bumper prize on Monday. “This was my eighth time taking part in the Big Ticket draw, I usually buy raffle tickets for the Dubai Duty Free, I was always hopeful that I would win one day and finally my dream has come true, so I’m very happy that I always kept trying, this is an amazing gift for me,” Thansilas said. Babu, who has a wife and three grown up children, said he plans to keep his day job as an aircraft engineer for Emirates Airlines. “I have no intention of quitting my job; that’s something that I want to continue doing. I don’t have…

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Indian expat wins Dh12 million jackpot in Abu Dhabi raffle

An Indian expatriate in UAE became an instant millionaire on Sunday after winning Dh12 million in the latest Big Ticket raffle draw in Abu Dhabi. 42-year-old Hari Krishnan V. Nair, a resident of Dubai, hit the jackpot at the draw held in Abu Dhabi International Airport. Krishnan, who hails from Kerala, won Dh12 million (around Rs 20.6 crores) – the biggest-ever raffle prize money by the Big Ticket – for his ticket number 086828. Krishnan, who works as a business development manager for a firm in Dubai, has been living in the UAE with his family since 2002. His wife Nisha works as a logistics support staff. The couple have a seven-year old son, Karan. While speaking to Khaleej Times, Krishnan said that it was the third time he was buying the Big Ticket, but never expected to win. “I do not have any special plans as such. I have…

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Indian woman wins Dh 10 million after 50 attempts

An Indian woman doctor has won a life-changing lottery in Abu Dhabi of over Rs 17.5 crores. Nishita Radhakrishna Pillai, from Kerala, won the AED 10 million (approximately Rs 17,68,00,000) lottery in the Big Ticket raffle. After 50 numerous attempts at striking gold at one of the most-anticipated raffle bonanzas in the UAE, the mother of two finally joined the ranks of high-net-worth individuals. Congrats! Ms. Nishitha Radhakrishna Pillai , from India, winning ticket 058390. She won AED 10Mil in The Big 10 Big Ticket Series178. pic.twitter.com/VCEiqsqIC6— Big Ticket Abu Dhabi (@BigTicketAD) April 5, 2017 Pillai, a medical practitioner who is currently in the US, is the second person to bring home AED 10 million, the biggest amount granted to a draw participant since the inception of the raffle bonanza, Gulf News reported. Pillai, who used to work as a paediatrician in the UAE for approximately two years, is currently…