Dubai, Feb 22: It came as a parting gift for ten-year-old Mohit Himthani winner of Rs five crore raffle in Dubai as his family was planning to leave for home for good unable to bear the soaring cost of living in the UAE.
Mohit won 5 million dirham last week after his dad, Laxnan, bought 15 tickets of one of the many raffles here during the Dubai Shopping Festival and walked away with the largest prize in the history of the UAE. ''It is such a shock. Mohit knows that he has won but he is very small. We will save the money so my children can continue their studies,'' said Himthani. He added that he has been buying tickets for the last eight years.