Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
For the first time, a national of Saint Kitts and Nevis won Dh15 million in Abu Dhabi Big Ticket raffle draw on Sunday.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis national has been identified as Safwan Abdulkader Nizameddin.
Safwan is a resident of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, who purchased the ticket 011830.
Safwan has been buying the ticket for sometime, but this time he got luck.
Safwan bought the ticket online.
Gomes Francis Boniface, an Indian national with the ticket number 277709, won the second prize worth Dh1 million.
Another Indian, Mohamed Ashraf Puthanangadi Kizhakke Thalakkal, who purchases the ticket from the store won Dh100,000, while expat Sonu Mathew won the fourth prize worth Dh50,000.
Jebaramya Varatharaj from India was the winner of the MASERATI SERIES 04 draw.
Last month, a Bangladeshi national Arif won the Mighty Dhs20 million in Abu Dhabi Big Ticket’s monthly draw.
The Sharjah-based resident bought the winning ticket on May 27.
Arif is the first Bangladeshi national to be named the Big Ticket grand prize winner this year.
A resident of Sharjah, Arif travels to the Abu Dhabi International Airport to pick up his ticket in person from the in-store counters every month, each time hoping to be named the grand prize winner.
Arif moved to the UAE from Saudi Arabia, where he lived for twelve years. The owner of a pre-owned car business, he previously ran a parking business as well as a shop that sold bathroom fittings.
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 prize’s of up to 20 Million Dirham.”