Arif (left) is the latest jackpot winner in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi.


Sharjah expat made long trips to win Dh20M


A Bangladeshi man who has been travelling between Sharjah and Abu Dhabi every month for the past year to buy a ticket to Big Ticket Abu Dhabi finally got his reward to the tune of Dh20 million.

Arif is the first Bangladeshi man to win the top prize in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi, considered the UAE’s longest-running raffle draw. He won Dh20 million during the June 3 draw.

The Sharjah resident bought ticket number 144481 at the Abu Dhabi International Airport on May 27. He is the sole winner of the jackpot.

“Every month for the past year, I have been traveling to Abu Dhabi to buy my ticket and I’m so grateful to have finally won!” Arif said.

Arif runs a used cars business in Sharjah’s industrial area. He said that the prize money will help him expand his business.

“I have no plans to stop buying Big Tickets and hope to be named a winner again in the future,” he said. Arif lived in Saudi Arabia for 12 years before he moved to the UAE to set up a business. ICA/Expat Media

How to buy Big Ticket

Go to

For all the latest news from the UAE and the world, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube page


ADVERTISE HERE Find or post new jobs, motor ads and classifieds

Explore Expat Media