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Kerala man wins dirham 10 million dirhams in Abu Dhabi raffle

Vazhappallil Yohannan Simon won the whopping amount at the Big Ticket raffle draw held at Abu Dhabi International Airport

world Updated: Aug 03, 2018 19:33 IST
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Vazhappallil Yohannan Simon won the whopping amount at the Big Ticket raffle draw held in Abu Dhabi.(Yohannan Simon /Facebook)

Indians continue to enjoy the good luck at the UAE’s popular raffle draw as a Keralite hit the jackpot by winning an eye-popping dirham 10 million on Friday.

Vazhappallil Yohannan Simon won the whopping amount at the Big Ticket raffle draw held at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

“This is great. I am very happy. Since this is for real I am very happy,” said Simon who had purchased his ticket online.

As organisers called Simon to congratulate him, he thought it was a prank, Khaleej Times reported.

Apart from one Syrian national, rest of the winners in the top 10 list are all Indians.

Indian nationals continue to rule the roost at the Big Ticket raffle draw.

Kuwait-based Sandeep Menon won USD 1 million at the draw late last month.

Earlier last 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.

John Varughese, an Indian driver from Kerala, had won dirham 12 million in the raffle draw in April.

In January, another Keralite had won a dirham 12 million in the biggest-ever raffle prize money.

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

First Published: Aug 03, 2018 19:33 IST