21-Jul-2018

Keralite wins Rs 12 crore jackpot in UAE

DUBAI July 5: A Keralite in the UAE won a prize of approximately Rs 12 crore ($ 1.9 million) after he hit the jackpot in a mega raffle draw in Abu Dhabi.
 
Manekudy Varkey Mathew was announced as the winner of the bumber prize on Thursday. He had purchased the ticket in Super 7 series 183 in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi, reports Deccan Chronicle.
 
“Mathew was not the only Indian to win the prize. Six other Indians and one Emirati have also walked home with Dhirham 100,00 each in the draw, the report said.
 
In August, Indian man Krishnam Raju Thokachichu won five million Dhirham ($ 1.3 million) in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi.
 
More details of Mathew were not available immediately.
 
In March this year, 33-year-old Sreeraj Krishnan Kopparembil from Kerala had won Rs 12 crore lottery in Abu Dhabi.