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Dh12 million Abu Dhabi Big Ticket winner had 3 tickets in his hand

Published on February 4, 2020 at 00.01

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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.
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"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.
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Shanwar won with ticket number 216317, which he had bought on January 29.
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"Thank God. I just can't believe I have won," Shanwar told Khaleej Times after receiving the great news.
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"I have been buying tickets for the last seven months. This is great and there is no way I can express my happiness."
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Shanwar, 47, stays in Al Ain with his family. His two brothers stay and work in Abu Dhabi.
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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.
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"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.
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"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."
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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. ismail@khaleejtimes.com
 
 
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