Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery: 6 Kerala Salesmen Turn Crorepatis Overnight
Onam bumper lottery: 6 jewellery shop employees win Rs 12 crore
Kerala Lotteries Department conducted the draw of its recent bumper lottery, Thiruvonam Bumper this Thursday. The results of Kerala’s this bumper lottery made Kerala’s six salesmen Crorepati. Yes, thanks to the massive prize of a sum of Rs 12 crore which went to ticket number TM 160869 belonging to salesmen.
The prize of Rs 12 crore is said to be the largest ever prize money won in the history of Kerala lotteries. Soon after the lottery winners were announced, everyone was looking for the person who had bought the ticket number TM160869.
Meanwhile, those who actually bought the ticket number TM160869, which was declared as the winner were on their routine salesmen duty at Chungath Jewelry in Kollam district’s Karunagapally region.
As soon as the news of the bumper went viral, all the six men who had collectively bought two tickets from a local agent the last night came together. Out of curiosity, they decided to find out if they had won any prize for the lottery.
Fortunately, the learn that the number which won Rs 12 crore prize belonging to one of the two tickets they bought on Thursday.
According to a report in India Today, they revealed that it took hours to believe that the ticket that they had bought together last night won the first prize.
“I kept the ticket with me and I knew about this when others told me that we had won the first prize. Initially, I didn’t believe it then we all came together and checked the results to confirm. We have deposited the ticket at the SBI bank nearby, said Subin who still cannot believe that he has become a crorepati,” one of the six members who won the prize told India Today.
“We will share the prize amount equally between us, after deductions each of us will get a little over Rs 1 crore. Many of us have a lot of liabilities to clear, we will also use a portion of this amount for charity work,” said another person in the group
After all tax deduction, the first winners will get the net amount of over Rs 7.5 crores.