UAE: Indian wins Dh20 million raffle, but is unreachable

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi Filed on January 3, 2021
Picture retreived from Big Ticket Abu Dhabi/Facebook

The organisers are trying to reach out to the new millionaire.

An Indian national has won Dh20 million in the Big Ticket draw held in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Abdussalam N.V. became the first lucky winner of this year’s raffle draw with his ticket number 323601 bought on December 29.

But in a twist of fate, he cannot be reached over the phone. He had provided two contact numbers but one of them is found to be wrong and the other is unavailable.

The organisers are trying to reach out to the new millionaire.

The automated messages on his phone numbers are in the Malayalam language, which suggest that Abdussalam hails from the state of Kerala.

Organisers have urged community members to help find the lucky winner who is not aware that he is richer by Dh20 million.


Ashwani Kumar

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