Thasleena Puthiya Purayil with her husband and children.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Indian expat based in Qatar Thasleena Puthiya Purayil has hit the Dhs15 million Big Ticket jackpot in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Thasleena who lives in Doha bought the winning ticket online.
Thasleena, who hails from Kerala, took home the mega prize amid pandemic.
Big Ticket Abu Dhabi wrote on Facebook, “Congratulations to Thasleena Puthiya Purayil, from India, with winning ticket no. 291310. She won Dhs15 Million in The Fantastic 15 Million series 224.”
Thasleena told Big Ticket officials that she brought the ticket for the first time.
In Qatar, Thasleena and her husband Abdul Gaddaf run a chain of restaurant and their business is doing quite well.
The happy couple has 3 children, a son who is studying in a University in Dubai, daughter and an infant.
Big Ticket also wrote, “Congratulations to Wilma Danthi with Ticket No. 001517 from India for winning the Dream Car Range Rover series 1!”
Apart from Thasleena, 7 other Indians won prize money between Dhs350,000 to Dhs20,000 in the raffle draw.
The Big Ticket, the longest-running and biggest raffle draw in the UAE is hosted at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain Airport and online at www.bigticket.ae
The raffle draw said, “What started out with a Million Dirham cash prize, gradually grew over the years and now on Big Ticket’s 29th year, we’re giving away grand prize’s of up to 20 Million Dirham.”
The raffle draw guarantees cash prizes vary from month to month with Big Ticket giving away a minimum of 10million dirham up to our biggest jackpot of 20 million.
Sajeevan, who was made redundant due to the current pandemic, was understandably thrilled and couldn't contain his excitement to share the good news with his four colleagues and friends with whom he shared the ticket cost.
Mishfak is in Sri Lanka on a vacation, took home the mega prize amid pandemic.
Big Ticket Abu Dhabi wrote on Facebook, “Congratulations to Rasika Jds, from Sri Lanka, with winning ticket no. 213288. He won AED 15 Million in The Fantastic 15 Million series 228.”
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