Indian truck driver wins Dhs12 million in Abu Dhabi Big Ticket raffle draw


Mujeeb Chirathodi poses for a photograph in Ajman.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

An Indian expat’s Eid celebration got superbly exciting when he was declared Abu Dhabi Big Ticket’s Dream 12 Million Series 239 winner on Tuesday.

The expat identified as Mujeeb Chirathodi won Dhs12 million.

The truck driver based in Ajman said that he could not believe that he won so much of money.

Mujeeb bought the ticket online on April 22, with the starting of the last 10 days of Ramadan with prayers.

Mujeeb revealed that his ticket number was 229710, and he definitely believes that his prayers in the last 10 days of Ramadan were answered with the prize money.

Big Ticket on Facebook said, “Congratulations to The Dream 12 Million Series 239 winners!”

Another Indian, Viswanathan Balasubramanian with ticket number 072051 won Dhs1 million.

Mujeeb will share the prize money with 10 people, all expatriates.

They all shared the money to buy the ticket. A mega raffle ticket costs Dhs500.  

On the other hand, in the Big Ticket’s weekly draw held on May 1, an Indian won Dhs 300,000.

The winner has been identified as Roy Jacob.

The Big Ticket also announced the Dream Car winner.

It said on Facebook, “Congratulations to Saad Ullah Malik with Ticket No. 001506 from Pakistan for winning the Dream Car BMW Series 19!”

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

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 prize’s of up to 20 Million Dirham.”

The raffle draw guarantees cash prizes vary from month to month with Big Ticket giving away a minimum of 10million dirham up to our biggest jackpot of 20 million. 


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