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Indian in UAE wins whopping 10 mn dirhams (19.90 crores) in a raffle in Abu Dhabi



A 35-year-old Indian man in the UAE has won a whopping jackpot of 10 million dirhams (19.90 crores) in a raffle in Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the long list of lucky winners from India, a media report said on Friday.

Gurpreet Singh, who originally hails from Punjab and works in Sharjah as an IT manager, purchased the lucky ticket number 067757 on August 12, the Khaleej Times reported. On September 3 when Singh received a call from the organisers of the raffle draw informing him that he was among the winners, he felt it was a prank call.

Singh has been participating in the Big Ticket raffle for more than two years but hardly follows the draw live on social media platforms. He wasn’t aware of the change in timing of the raffle because of the pandemic.

He said he will buy a house in the UAE with the jackpot money and will try to bring his parents from Punjab so that they can stay with him and his family.