A man from Sharjah won the last weekly Big Ticket draw in Abu Dhabi – two days after his wife gave birth to twins, it was announced on Friday.
Bijesh Bose, an Indian resident in his thirties, received the happy news that he had won 1 million dirhams ($ 272,000) as he left the hospital where his wife and their babies were staying, to buy lunch.
The UAE’s latest millionaire aims to share some of the prize money with work colleagues who were involved in purchasing the ticket.
“Just two days ago my wife gave birth to twins and today I made a million dirhams,” said Mr Bose.
“I believe my two new babies brought luck in my life and that is the reason for my victory today.”
The delighted father has yet to figure out what to do with the money, but he will make sure that it is put to good use.
“I have to split the money between a few of my friends and colleagues who shared this post with me. Once the excitement subsides, I’ll start planning how to put the money to good use.
The next draw for the Dh1m prize takes place on January 1st, while a draw for Dh25m takes place on January 3rd.
Big Ticket was launched in 1992 at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Tickets can be purchased at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain Airport and online.
Updated: December 24, 2021, 13:49