Big Ticket Abu Dhabi: Dubai-based Indian wins huge raffle

The prize will be shared between 11 people

  
A man shows a ball before the draw for Spain's Christmas Lottery "El Gordo" in Madrid December 22, 2014. Image for illustrative purposes.

A man shows a ball before the draw for Spain's Christmas Lottery "El Gordo" in Madrid December 22, 2014. Image for illustrative purposes.

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An Indian national has won Dh12 million in the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle draw No. 218 held on Monday.

Dipankar Dey, who is based in Dubai, exclaimed in joy when the draw organiser Richard called him.

"I am so very happy. Thank you."

Dey had bought the ticket no. 041486 on July 14 with contributions from his colleagues.

"I bought this ticket with my colleagues. This will be shared between 11 people."

It was also a day when all the six cash prizes were bagged by Indian nationals.

Now, the promotion of next month's draw has started. For the first-time ever there will be a grand prize of Dh10 million followed by a second prize of Dh1 million. Tickets can be purchased online from www.bigticket.ae  till August 31 and the draw date is September 3.

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