Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
A Bangladeshi national Arif won the Mighty Dhs20 million in Abu Dhabi Big Ticket’s monthly draw on Friday.
The Sharjah-based resident bought the winning ticket on May 27.
His ticket number was 144481.
Arif is the first Bangladeshi national to be named the Big Ticket grand prize winner this year.
Big Ticket on Facebook said, “Congratulations to The Mighty 20 Million Series 240 winners!”
A resident of Sharjah, Arif travels to the Abu Dhabi International Airport to pick up his ticket in person from the in-store counters every month, each time hoping to be named the grand prize winner.
When Big Ticket Abu Dhabi representatives called Arif, he said, "Every month for the past year, I have been traveling to Abu Dhabi to buy my ticket and I’m so grateful to have finally won! I have no plans to stop buying Big Tickets and hope to be named a winner again in the future.”
Arif moved to the UAE from Saudi Arabia, where he lived for twelve years. The owner of a pre-owned car business, he previously ran a parking business as well as a shop that sold bathroom fittings.
The humble man is the sole winner of the jackpot prize.
He runs a used cars business in the emirate’s industrial area.
The excited resident said that his life would change with the purse.
Last month, Indian truck driver won Dhs12 million in the Big Ticket raffle draw.
The expat identified as Mujeeb Chirathodi bought the ticket online during Ramadan and it proved lucky for him.
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.
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the UAE Minister of State for Food Security Mariam Hareb Almheiri have discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation in the areas of research and development, capacity-building,
The Forum will kick-off in Dubai on 15th September 2019, with more than 300 government officials, business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs participating. The one-day conference aims to strengthen the flow of trade and investment between the UAE and Bangladesh.
Abdullah was the luckiest one in the end among the eight other finalists.
Community members of all age groups and backgrounds in the UAE celebrated Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day with national zeal. Like every year, the major flag-hoisting ceremony was held in the premises of the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi which was led by Imtiaz Feroz Gondal, Charge d’Affaires.
Under the patronage of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the 11th annual edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) will take place on Sept.28 and 29, 2022, at Expo Centre Sharjah. Vibrant discussions centred around this year’s theme “Challenges and Solutions,” will be led by senior public officials, thought leaders and government communication experts.
The patriotic zest was all too evident in the diplomatic missions of Pakistan in the country. The celebratory spirit gripped the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai, where Consul General Hassan Afzal Khan graced the events.