UAE: Another Indian man wins whopping Rs. 18.66cr jackpot
Indians continue to enjoy good luck at the UAE's popular raffle draw as a Keralite hit the jackpot by winning an eye-popping 10 million AED (Rs. 18.66cr) today. Vazhappallil Yohannan Simon won the whopping amount at the Big Ticket raffle draw held at Abu Dhabi International Airport. "Since this is for real, I am very happy," said Simon, who had purchased his ticket online.
As organizers called Simon to congratulate him, he thought it was a prank, Khaleej Times reported. Apart from one Syrian national, rest of the winners in the top 10 list are all Indians.
Indian nationals continue to rule the roost at the Big Ticket raffle draw in the Middle Eastern country. Kuwait-based Sandeep Menon won $1mn (Rs. 6.85cr) in the draw late last month. Earlier last month, a 30-year-old Indian had won $1.9mn (Rs. 13cr) in a monthly raffle in the UAE, hours before he was set to leave the country for good.
John Varughese, an Indian driver from Kerala, had won 12mn AED (Rs. 22.36cr) in the raffle draw in April. In January, another Keralite had won 12mn AED in the biggest-ever raffle prize money. Eight Indians were among the 10 people who had won 1mn AED each in a mega raffle draw in Abu Dhabi in October last year.