Gulf Today Report
Indian expat Shivamurthy Gali Krishnappa has hit the Dhs12 million Big Ticket jackpot in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Krishnappa, who lives in Sharjah, bought the ticket on February 17. His ticket number was 202511
Big Ticket said on its Facebook page, “Congratulations to Shivamurthy Gali Krishnappa, from India, with winning ticket no. 202511. He won Dhs12 Million in The Dream 12 Million series 225.”
Krishnappa hails from Shimoga district, Karnataka.
It was learned that Krishnappa was watching the draw live at his home.
The ecstatic Krishnappa sprang from his chair when Big Ticket host Richard phoned him, immediately identifying the phone number.
Apart from Krishnappa, five others won cash prizes ranging from Dhs1,000,000 to Dhs40,000.
Indian national Jayaprakash Philip with the ticket number 167221 won Dhs1 million.
Philippines national Orlando Viray with ticket number 284215 won Dhs100,000.
Indian Anfas Vp with ticket number 219895 won Dhs80,000.
Pakistani Muhammad Sohail Anjum with ticket number 231260 won Dhs60,000.
Indian Nassar Jalaludeen with ticket number 245093 won Dhs40,000.
Nepali national Sujan Shrestha won a BMW luxury car.
Last month, an Indian woman based in Qatar, Thasleena Puthiya Purayil, won the Dhs15 million Big Ticket jackpot in Abu Dhabi.
Thasleena, who lives in Doha, bought the winning ticket online.
The Keralite took home the mega prize amid the pandemic.
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 restaurants and their business is doing quite well.
The happy couple has 3 children, a son who is studying in a university in Dubai, a daughter and an infant.
Mujeeb revealed that his ticket number was 229710, and he definitely believes that his prayers in the last 10 days of Ramadan were answered with the prize money.
Khussain Yeremeshev, a Kazakhstani and Kamalasanan Nadar Vasu, a 56 year old Indian take home a million dollars.
A Dubai resident for 16 years, Aranha works as a Management Accountant at Atlantis The Palm.
Cease-fire mediator Qatar said efforts are ongoing to renew the truce, which saw Israel pause most military activity in Gaza and release 300 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Palestinian group Hamas freeing over 100 hostages held in Gaza.
The emirate's delegation comprised the Sharjah Book Authority, Sharjah Literary Agency, Sharjah Department of Culture, Al Qasimi Publications, and Kalimat Group.
"You are the spirit of the union. You are its present and future. I pray to Allah Almighty to bless you and our nation with continued security, progress and prosperity," Sheikh Mohammed said.
In another homage to the UAE, Egyptian couple Manal Mohamed and Mahmoud Muhareb rang in UAE National Day with the birth of baby Zayed exactly at 12:00am, weighing 3.810 kg. After two boys and two girls, Zayed is their fifth child.