After trying for 15 years, Indian grocery worker gets lucky in DSF draw

This post was originally published on 12 January 2015.

V. Tharuvai, a 50-year-old Indian national working at a grocery store in Bur Dubai, has finally reaped the fruits of patience, with the life-changing prize offered by Dubai Shopping Festival in the Infiniti Mega Raffle.

A true optimist at heart, Tharuvai was completely confident about winning the mega bumper prize one day.

After loyally investing in three to four Infiniti Mega Raffles each edition, this year, he is truly enjoying the dividends in the form of the total prize value of AED 500,000.

A resident of Dubai for the past 32 years, Tharuvai had full faith that the city will change his life forever sooner or later. “In my heart, I always believed that I will win the grand prize of the Infiniti Mega Raffle someday.

Dubai has turned the dreams of so many people into a reality and I was always hopeful that my life would also take a new direction in this city,” said Tharuvai with a big smile on his face.

Tharuvai, who earns AED 1200 a month, set aside half of his salary towards the purchase of the three tickets and bought the coupons from the Fahidi Kiosk in Bur Dubai.

And when he received the call he had been waiting for, for the last 15 years, he knew his lifelong wish had come finally come true.

Speaking about what he plans to do with the prize, he said, “I would like to start my own small grocery in Bur Dubai and also build a house for myself, my wife and three kids, back home in Kerala.”

Source : Khaleej Times

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