A car repair workshop owner’s life was changed on Saturday when he clinched Dh10 million in Abu Dhabi’s Big Ticket draw.
Shahed Ahmed Moulvifaiz, who runs a garage in Al Ain, celebrated with a pledge to bring his family to the Emirates.
The 55-year-old said he had regularly played since 1992, when the airport draw began.
He wants to bring his wife, three sons and daughter to live with him. The family has been apart for much of their children’s lives, with only occasional visits home by Mr Moulvifaiz.
“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,” Mr Moulvifaiz, who has lived in Al Ain for 40 years, told local media.
He bought his winning ticket (no. 008335) for Dh500 on March 26 for draw no 226.
Saturday’s prize was one of the biggest to date.
There was a second prize winner of Dh5 million – named Raman Mohan from India, who lives in Bahrain.
A third prize winner of Dh350,000 was an Indian expat in Saudi Arabia.
Published: April 3, 2021 10:26 PM