Dubai: Indian expat hits the jackpot, wins Dh20 million in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi draw

When the show hosts contacted him to inform about his big win, the new multi-millionaire said he was on night duty


Ashwani Kumar

Published: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8:23 PM

Last updated: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 3:08 PM

An Indian expat based in Dubai won the grand prize of Dh20 million in Big Ticket’s raffle draw series 244 held in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Pradeep KP, who hails from the south Indian state of Kerala, works as a helper in a car company in Jebel Ali. The 24-year-old has been buying tickets for the past year and finally won the big prize with ticket number 064141.

Pradeep and his 20 colleagues purchased the ticket online on September 13 and will split the prize money.

When the draw hosts contacted him to inform him about his big win, the new multi-millionaire said he was on night duty.

“Yes. I am on duty, night duty,” he responded.

Pradeep, who has been living in Dubai for the past seven months, later revealed that he was so thrilled to win the jackpot and could not believe his luck.

Asked how he would be spending his prize, Pradeep said he is yet to make any plans as he did not expect to win it.

Meanwhile, Abdul Khadar Danish HM, another Indian expat from Dubai, won the Dh1-million second prize with ticket number 252203 bought on September 30.

Indian nationals Shaji Puthiya Veettil and Mohamed Ali Parathodi won the Dream Car Jeep Grand Cherokee Series 08.

The next raffle draw for the Dh25-million jackpot will be held on November 3. And for the first time, there will be a weekly prize of 1kg gold too.


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