Indian Struggling for Funds in UAE Wins Dh5 Million in Mega Lottery

Krishnam Raju Thokachichu, an Indian who works in the construction industry, won $1.3 million in UAE’s Big 5 Ticket.


An Indian man in the UAE  hit the jackpot by winning an amount of Dhirham 5 million (USD 1.3 million) in a mega draw in Abu Dhabi.

Krishnam Raju Thokachichu, who works as a detailing checker in the construction industry, just won himself Dh5 million in the latest edition of Big 5 Ticket Draw and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

The latest winning ticket no. 021051 was picked during a draw at the Abu Dhabi International Airport on August 6. The event held was attended by all the big 10 millionaires from series 181, reports PTI.

Struggling to Pay Loan

While many other winners might share the ticket prize with other raffle draw participants but, Thokachichu will be enjoying the grand prize for himself. Speaking to Gulf News Mr Thokachichu said:

“I used to buy tickets with other friends, but this time I decided I’ll just shoulder the cost alone – and I got lucky this time.”

Winning the lottery, just so happened at the right time for Mr. Thokachichu as he had been struggling to pay back his loans and credit cards which have so far reached Dh300,000, and he also has a young family to support.

Thokachichu has been buying tickets for the draw since three years ago. “Every month, I’d set aside money to pay for the ticket,” he said.

Thokachichu first came to the UAE in 2008 and is currently earning less than Dh 10,000 per month, out of which Dh5 million he saves for his kid’s education who is still four-years old.

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