Keralite Expats Share Rs. 19.82 Crore Big Ticket Jackpot
Not 1, not 2 but 8 Keralite men have hade their lives changed after they won the Big Ticket Jackpot prize.
What was even more amazing with this Big Ticket draw was that the second prize and third prize winners were also Indian!
The eight men who won the jackpot, all from Kerala, are ex-pat workers in Saudi Arabia.
Mohan Kumar Chandradas claimed the winning prize for the group.
He works as a site supervisor at a private company in Najran, Saudi Arabia. The seven other winners of the group work at the same company but in different sectors.
They had been playing the Abu Dhabi Big Ticket lottery for some time before claiming their jackpot win.
The lottery syndicate paid 66.25 Saudi riyals each to cover the Abu Dhabi lottery ticket price of 530 riyals. Since each member of the syndicate paid an equal share of the ticket price they will also divide the jackpot prize equally.
The ticket was purchased online and the winning number drawn was 050897.
The jackpot was 10 million AED which is equal to almost Rs. 20 crore!
Each of the eight group members gets almost 2.5 crore rupees each! An even bigger payout than if they had won the Monsoon Bumper of their home state Kerala Lottery.
The Happy Winners
Mohan Komur the leader of the group comes from Alappuzha but has worked in Saudi Arabia for the last 9 years.
The 7 other members of the syndicate come from all over Kerala. Suraj Aryad also from Alappuzha, Jithu Baby from Nedumbasseri, Arun Das P V from Palakkad, Bhaskaran Rabeesh from Perumbadappu, Shyam Sundar from Vaduthala, Sasidharan Lanjith from Arpokara and Vinessh Balan from Perumbadappu.
The win could not have been received at a better time since several of the members of the Indian lottery syndicate in Saudi Arabia were struggling financially.
Mohan Kumar explains, “This is the third time that we are buying a ticket collectively. Eight families benefit from this prize. We have not decided yet what to do with money.”
As several of the winners have family residing at their homes in Kerala it comes as a great relief in these upcoming challenging times.
Not much is known about the second and third place winners.
Other Lotteries with Indian Winners
I love to see Indian online lottery winners and this is a great addition to the long line of winners I have published on this site.
Even though you can buy tickets online for this lottery I don’t recommend it due to the unsafe website. If you have the chance to buy a ticket through a family member working or travelling to Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, it is a great opportunity.
If you can’t buy any paper lottery tickets for the Big Ticket lotto, do not fear.
There are tons of amazing lottery games out there for you to play, safely online.
All the most famous online lotteries such as Powerball and Mega Millions have had Indian winners so you could easily be next.
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Best of luck and stay safe!