UAE: Indian expat wins Dh500,000 in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi draw

Golandaz Ahmad Shaukat has been buying Big Tickets for over a year



Golandaz Ahmad Shaukat has been buying Big Tickets for over a year. Photo: Supplied
Golandaz Ahmad Shaukat has been buying Big Tickets for over a year. Photo: Supplied
by

Ashwani Kumar

Published: Tue 15 Feb 2022, 3:12 PM

Last updated: Tue 15 Feb 2022, 3:58 PM

Indian expat Golandaz Ahmad Shaukat has won Dh500,000 in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi’s second weekly electronic draw.

For the second week running, the winner is an Indian national residing in Doha. Last week’s winner Anas Melethalakkal was also based in Qatar.

Shaukat pointed out that the unexpected win gives him another reason to believe that February is his luckiest month of the year.

“I already considered this as a lucky month. Both my kids were born in February.”

Shaukat, the second winner from the draw held this month, won with ticket number 114308.

“I’ve been buying Big Tickets for over a year with my friends and regularly check the news about the electronic draw every week to see if we’ve won. We’re really happy that our time has finally come.”

The prize money for the weekly draw has been doubled this month to Dh500,000 from Dh250,000 offered in January. Moreover, all the weekly winners, including Shaukat, still stand a chance to become a millionaire as the lucky ticket will enter the drum for the live draw to be held on March 3.

And Shaukat urged people to continue buying tickets as they never know when they get lucky.

“All I can say is try, try and try. Sooner or later, your time will come. I never gave up, and neither should you,” he added.

There will be two more weekly draws for Dh500,000 to be held this month.

In the big draw on March 3, the first prize is for Dh12 million, the second prize Dh1 million and five other cash prizes.

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