Dubai expat wins Dh20 million in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi draw

The French national bought her winning ticket on August 13


Ashwani Kumar

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Published: Sat 3 Sep 2022, 8:40 PM

Last updated: Sat 3 Sep 2022, 10:37 PM

A Dubai-based French expat won Dh20 million in Big Ticket raffle draw series 243 held in Abu Dhabi.

Celine Jassin became a multi-millionaire with her ticket number 176528 bought on August 13. She has also become the first French national to win the grand prize in the history of Big Ticket.

Initially the draw’s host Richard and Bouchra failed to reach Celine over the phone after trying twice. And once they did, Celine couldn’t believe her luck and asked: “Is this real?”

This is only for the second time that she purchased a raffle ticket through Big Ticket. It was bought along with a friend, who will share the jackpot.

Celine, a French national of Syrian ancestry, has been living in Dubai since 1998. She works as a personal manager at a building materials company.

Asked about how she plans to spend the cash prize, Celine said she hadn’t yet decided as she hadn’t expected to win.

Also, Junelito Borja, who is from the Philippines and resides in Qatar, took home second prize of Dh1 million. He won with his ticket number 101158.

And for the second consecutive month, Big Ticket is set to hold the Mighty AED 20 Million. Next month’s grand prize is also Dh20 million and will be held on October 3.

Tickets can be purchased online through the Big Ticket’s official website, or by visiting the in-store counters at Abu Dhabi International Airport and Al Ain Airport.


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