Indian man hits AED 7 million jackpot in Abu Dhabi

Lady Luck smiled on an Indian expatriate in Abu Dhabi as he won over AED 7 million or Rs. 12 crore in a lottery.

Sreeraj Krishnan Kopparembil, originally hailing from Kerala, hit the jackpot in an Abu Dhabi Big Ticket Draw.

Sreeraj Krishnan Kopparembil
Sreeraj Krishnan Kopparembil, along with his wife, who won Rs.12 crore in lottery. Photo courtesy: Krishnan Facebook page

Sharing his joy with a Dubai based newspaper, Krishnan said, “I just went blank for a minute when I got the call from Big Ticket. I still cannot believe it has happened.”

He said that though he is a regular buyer of lottery tickets, he has never won anything before.

He presently earns about AED 6,000 (approx. Rs 1,09,000) per month. When asked about how he will spend the enormous amount of money, he replied that his first priority will be to pay off his housing loans back in India.

His wife, who works as an administrative assistant in a private firm, also backed him up.

Sreeraj said that he does not have any extraordinary plans as of now and wants to let the excitement settle down.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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