Monday, 18 June 2018

Indian wins USD $1 million in UAE lottery

DUBAI: An Indian man in the UAE has hit a jackpot by winning USD one million in a raffle draw held in Dubai on 27 March, according to a media report.

Dhaneesh Kotharamban, 25, was announced the winner along with a Jordanian national who also won USD one million at the Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draws.

Kotharamban had bought his first ever ticket in the million dollar promotion a few weeks ago while travelling to Kerala for a holiday.

Kotharamban, who has been working as an electrician in Dubai for a year and a half, said he was surprised upon receiving the “call of a lifetime” from the DDF representative.

“I’ve never thought that I could win this big at such a young age! Thank God for this wonderful gift and thank you Dubai Duty Free!” an elated Kotharamban was quoted as saying by the Khaleej Times from Kerala.

Kotharamban, who has been working as an electrician in Dubai for a year and a half, said he was surprised upon receiving the “call of a lifetime” from the DDF representative.

The second winner Yazan Qaryouti termed it “second happiest moment” of his life after his marriage.

Earlier in January, another Keralite in the UAE had won a whopping 12 million dirham (around Rs 20 crore) in the biggest-ever raffle prize money in Abu Dhabi.

Eight Indians were among the 10 people who had won 1 million dirham ($2.7 lakh) each in a mega raffle draw in Abu Dhabi in October last year.

In August, an Indian man had won 5 million dirham ($1.3 million) in the draw in the UAE.

Dr. Shirin Abbas is the Bureau Chief "TheIndiaObserver.Com". She is a world-renowned journalist, winner of several national and international awards for her contribution to Media Research.The first recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship for Print Journalism in 1999 from her state of Uttar Pradesh. Under the same, she studied at the School of Media, Communication, and Design at the University Of Westminster, London and interned with The Irish Times, Dublin. She has been a journalist for over three decades, working at several national English dailies in North India. She completed her PhD. in Mass Communication in 2016.

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