UAE: Qatar Expat wins Dh15 Million in Abu Dhabi Raffle
An Indian expat living in Doha has won a mega prize worth 15 million dirhams ($14.1 million) in Abu Dhabi’s Big Ticket raffle.
Thasleena Purayil, from Kerala, purchased her ticket online on Jan. 26.
Her winning ticket number 291310 was picked at the draw held on Wednesday.
Purayil told Dubai-based newspaper Gulf News that she was excited about the win.
“It was the first time we bought the Big Ticket. I cannot believe we won,” she said.
The winner is a mother of three: a son aged 21, a 15 year-old daughter and an infant just over a year old.
The draw’s largest prize is the Mighty 20 million Jackpot, followed by prizes of 15 million dirhams, Dh12 million dirhams and Dh10 million dirhams.
Purayil was among seven other Indians who had won prize money between 350,000 dirhams to 20,000 dirhams in the raffle draw.
Abu Dhabi’s Big Ticket is the longest-running and biggest raffle draw in the UAE.