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Indian Man in Abu Dhabi wins Dh15 million in a raffle

Indian Man in UAE Wins Rs 27.6 Crore in Raffle Draw, But Rejects Calls for claiming it


An Indian man in the UAE has hit a jackpot by winning 15 million ($4 million) in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi. The man named Shojith KS, who lives in Sharjah, won on Friday at the Abu Dhabi Duty-Free’s Big Ticket series draw which was live-streamed on Youtube.

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Shojith had bought his ticket online on April 1, but not many know that the winner of the lottery is unaware that he is now a multi-millionaire. The reason being that repeatedly rejected the calls of the officers who tried to get in touch with him.

Richard, who conducts the Big Ticket Raffle at the Abu Dhabi International Airport every month, told the Khaleej Times, “If (our calls) don’t get through we will keep on trying. And if we still can’t get in touch with Shojith, we are going to his house – we know where he lives in Sharjah.”

Not only Shojith but another Indian expatriate Mangesh Mainde Mangesh won a brand new BMW 220i with his winning ticket number. Eight other Indian nationals and one Pakistani has won 9 consolation prizes.

This is not the first time an Indian has won big in UAE. Last year, Indian driver from Kerala John Varughese won dirham 12 million in the raffle draw. In January, another Keralite in the UAE had won a dirham 12 million in the raffle prize money in Abu Dhabi.

Eight Indians were among the 10 people who had won dirham 1 million each in a mega raffle draw in Abu Dhabi in October 2017.

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