Benjamin John is the latest winner in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi.


Indian expat in Abu Dhabi wins Dh250,000 after 40 tries in Big Ticket


DUBAI – After 40 months of trying, an Indian expatriate in Abu Dhabi finally struck luck after winning Dh250,000 in the weekly Big Ticket Abu Dhabi electronic draw.

Benjamin John, who resides in Abu Dhabi’s Mussafah area, has spent more than three years trying to win in the UAE’s oldest running raffle draw.

“Having purchased tickets for the last 40 months, today I finally won big,” John said.

He bought winning ticket number 204094 with money that he and his friends pooled. Each ticket costs Dh500.

“The money means a lot to me and my friends,” he said. The group has not yet decided on how to spend the cash prize.

John’s winning ticket will also be included in the live draw on February 3 for the jackpot prize of Dh22 million. The second prize is Dh1 million. ICA/Expat Media

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