An Indian expat, Abu Thahir Mohammed, has hit the Dhs12 million Big Ticket jackpot in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Mohammed bought the winning ticket online on Aug 30.
Big Ticket Abu Dhabi wrote on Facebook, “Congratulations to Abu Thahir Mohammed, from India, with winning ticket no. 027700. He won Dhs12 Million in The Dream 12 Million series 231.
The Ras Al Khaimah based expat he bought the tickets with four friends.
He lives with his wife, mother and daughters in the northern emirate.
It was learnt that Mohammed has been participating in the Abu Dhabi draw for more than a year.
He said he wasn’t expecting that he would win.
Mohammed works for a shipping company.
Nina Mohamed Raffik won the second highest prize. She won Dh1 million.
Big Ticket Abu Dhabi also said, “Congratulations to Ahmed Aish with Ticket No. 015598 from Egypt for winning the Dream Car Mercedes C200 Series 01!”
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 prizes of up to 20 million dirhams.”
The raffle draw guarantees cash prizes that vary from month to month with Big Ticket giving away a minimum of Dhs10 million up to our biggest jackpot of Dhs20 million.