Indian man in UAE wins $4mn in jackpot. Unaware, rejects calls for claiming it

Shojith KS, who lives in Sharjah, won on Friday at the Abu Dhabi Duty Free’s Big Ticket series draw which was livestreamed on YouTube.
An Indian man in the UAE has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping dirham 15 million (USD 4 million) in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the long list of lucky winners from India.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
An Indian man in the UAE has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping dirham 15 million (USD 4 million) in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the long list of lucky winners from India.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Updated on May 04, 2019 06:48 PM IST
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An Indian man in the UAE has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping dirham 15 million (USD 4 million) in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the long list of lucky winners from India.

Shojith KS, who lives in Sharjah, won on Friday at the Abu Dhabi Duty Free’s Big Ticket series draw which was livestreamed on YouTube.

Shojith bought his winning ticket online on April 1, but is unaware that he is now a multi-millionaire as he repeatedly rejected the calls of the officers who tried to get in touch with him.

“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,” Richard, who conducts the Big Ticket Raffle at the Abu Dhabi International Airport every month, told the Khaleej Times.

Another Indian expatriate Mangesh Mainde won a BMW 220i in the draw, it said, adding that eight other Indian nationals and one Pakistani won 9 consolation prizes.

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.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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