Dhaka: A Bangladeshi expat in Al Ain, a city in the United Arab Emirates, won Dh 10 million on April 3 on the latest ‘Big Ticket’ draw in Abu Dhabi.
Shahed Ahmed Moulvifaiz, aged 55, runs a car workshop. After winning, he said he had been trying to win on the Big Ticket for 35 years. The big Ticket draw started in 1992 when it was first established at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Moulvifaiz said he wants to bring his wife, three sons, and daughter to the UAE. The winner, from Chattogram in Bangladesh, also wants to build a house back home.
“I plan to do these two things. We will see about the rest. I’m very happy, it’s the first time I’ve won,” said Moulvifaiz, who has lived in Al Ain for 40 years.
He bought his winning ticket (no. 008335) for Dh 500 on March 26 for Draw No 226.
The second prize winner of Dh 5 million – Raman Mohan is from India, who lives in Bahrain. The third prize winner of Dh 350,000 is an Indian expat in Saudi Arabia.
There were seven other winners in the draw, with Dh 50,000 for the 10th prize, as well as a winner of a Range Rover Velar, won by an Indian expat.
Other people won cash prizes in games held on the sidelines of the main draw.
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