Dh12 million Abu Dhabi Big Ticket winner had 3 tickets in his hand
Published on February 4, 2020 at 00.01
Al Ain-based Syrian expat, who won Dh12 million in the Big Ticket raffle draw on Monday, became a millionaire by buying two tickets for the same draw.
"I bought two tickets that day at Dh500 each and I was given an extra (third) ticket for free," said Nidal Shanwar, who is a dentist at a private clinic in Al Ain in which he's also a partner.
Shanwar won with ticket number 216317, which he had bought on January 29.
"Thank God. I just can't believe I have won," Shanwar told Khaleej Times after receiving the great news.
"I have been buying tickets for the last seven months. This is great and there is no way I can express my happiness."
Shanwar, 47, stays in Al Ain with his family. His two brothers stay and work in Abu Dhabi.
He was so excited about the win and was not able to come up with the proper plan on how he will spend the money.
"Right now I have a lot of ideas in my head. But I will have to settle down first and come up with a proper plan or something developmental where I can spend the money," said Shanwar, adding that he might spend a part of the money to expand his clinic.
"I am also planning to help my two younger brothers. I might use part of the money to start a family business where they can both become partners."
He also plans to buy an apartment in the UAE where he can stay with his family so he gets rid of the monthly rent. firstname.lastname@example.org