A Keralite, who was based in Abu Dhabi, won the Dh7 million (Rs 13 Crore) Big Ticket raffle for a ticket he purchased at the Abu Dhabi International Airport before leaving for India.
According to Khaleej Times, Tojo Mathew, 30-year old civil supervisor, won the monthly raffle draw conducted at the Abu Dhabi International Airport on Tuesday.
Mathew's winning ticket number was 075171. He will share the jackpot with 18 other colleagues, including his brother Titto, from Abu Dhabi-based Skyline Contracting Company, where he had been working since the last six years.
"I bought the ticket at the Abu Dhabi airport just before boarding the flight for India on June 24. I was leaving the UAE for good to join my wife, who got a job in New Delhi. I still cannot believe I won," an ecstatic Mathew told Khaleej Times over the phone from Delhi.
Out of eight winners six are from India. One winner is each from Kuwait and Pakistan.