An Indian-origin taxi driver in Abu Dhabi, Renjith Somarajan from Kerala hit the jackpot by winning a 20 million dirham (Rs 40 crore approximately) raffle draw along with nine of his associates.
The six participants, five of them from Kerala, matched five out of six numbers to split the 1,000,000 dirhams second prize.
Feeling extremely elated with her lucky win, Chauhan said that the blessing has come as a huge relief to her middle-class family.
Sharafudeen, who returned from Riyadh in 2013 after slogging there for nine years doing odd jobs, had been selling lottery tickets in and around Aryankavu.
Employed in an Abu Dhabi-based company, Sajeevan was among those asked to leave job due to a post-Covid financial crunch.
If the ticket goes unclaimed, the USD 1.5 billion prize will be redistributed to the 44 states along with the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.
In January, another Indian, Sarath Purushothaman, who is based in Dubai, was awarded with a whopping Dirhams 15 million, the highest prize ever being given away by Big Ticket.
While Vanessa Ward was at a grocery store, she decided to try her luck and without expecting much, purchased a 'Win a Spin' scratch-off ticket at the store. Everything changed thereafter.
Several Indians living in the UAE have won lottery in the recent times.
Earlier this month, a 30-year-old Indian had won a USD 1.9 million in a monthly raffle in the UAE, hours before he was set to leave the country for good.
Powerball called Wednesday's draw "the highest jackpot won on a single ticket and the biggest lottery prize ever awarded to one single person."
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