Big Ticket winner Sanoop Sunil (right) lives in Qatar with his family.
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DUBAI – An Indian expatriate in Qatar who bought his first Big Ticket has won the Dh15 million jackpot in the recent raffle draw in Abu Dhabi.
Sanoop Sunil, 32, bought winning ticket number 183947 on July 13. He will be sharing the Dh15 million with 19 of his friends who helped buy the ticket.
Although his friends have bought Big Ticket for years, this is the first time they have won after Sunil bought his first Big Ticket with their help.
“I heard about Big Ticket three years ago but never bought one. Everyone knows about Big Ticket here. This month for no reason I just decided to try my luck,” Sunil said.
What does he plan to do with the money that he won?
“I have no plans yet, I still can’t believe I’ve won this. Only after I spoke to Big Ticket representatives and got an official email, I realized what was happening,” he said.
Sunil lives in Qatar with his wife and child and works as a purchaser in a supermarket chain.
He was on his way home from work and was watching the draw online with his friend when he stopped watching the live broadcast after the second prize winner’s name was announced.
When Big Ticket host Richard tried to call Sunil live during the show, he couldn’t be contacted on this mobile phone. They later sent him an email where he found out about his big win.
Dh15 million: Sanoop Sunil, India. Ticket 183947
Dh1 million: Johnson Kunjukunju, India. Ticket 122225
Dh500,000: Hanna Hamati, Palestine. Ticket 113424
Dh350,000: Tanvir Mahtab Islam, Bangladesh. Ticket 238404
Dh100,000: Renald Daniel, India. Ticket 038753
Dh90,000: Pat Masahud, Philippines. Ticket 071148
Dh80,000: Shinam Vayal Kuniyil, India. Ticket 318718
Dh70,000: Roy Jose, India. Ticket 239485
Dh60,000: Akhil Arakkal Viswambaran, India. Ticket 227474
Dh50,000: Afsal Abdul Basheer, India. Ticket 195400
Range Rover: Muhammad Amjad Ismail Muhammad Ism Anwari, Pakistan. Ticket 002785
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