LUCKY WINNER: Punjab State Rakhi Bumper-2020 first prize winner Dharam Pal showing the ticket that won him the Rs 1.5 crore prize money.(HT Photo)
LUCKY WINNER: Punjab State Rakhi Bumper-2020 first prize winner Dharam Pal showing the ticket that won him the Rs 1.5 crore prize money.(HT Photo)

Sirsa’s sweets shop owner wins Punjab Rakhi bumper lottery of Rs 1.5 crore

The festival of Rakshabandhan was a low-key affair for the Mandi Kalanwali resident amid the Covid-19 pandemic but the Punjab government’s Rakhi bumper lottery turned him into a crorepati overnight
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 05:45 PM IST

Chandigarh: Dharam Pal, a sweets shop owner from Mandi Kalanwali in Haryana’s Sirsa district, has won the Punjab State Rakhi Bumper-2020 of Rs 1.5 crore. The festival of Rakshabandhan was a low-key affair for him amid the Covid-19 pandemic but the Punjab government’s lottery win turned him into a crorepati overnight.

After submitting his documents for the encashment of the prize, Dharam Pal said that he had been buying Punjab state lottery tickets for the past 13 years but has won the prize for the first time.

The Rakhi bumper draw was held on August 20. Dharam Pal was informed by the lotteries department on August 21 that he has won the first prize of Rs 1.5 crore on ticket number B-315094.

The father of a daughter and two sons said that his eldest son is married and his daughter and younger son are studying. “This is a dream come true. This amount will help me provide them better higher education besides enabling me to expand my business,” he said.

The officials assured him that the prize money would be transferred to his account at the earliest.

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