The first runner-up walked away with a prize of Dh1 million.
An Indian national won Dh10 million in the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle draw No. 219 held on Thursday.
Gurpreet Singh, who is based in Dubai, thought it to be a prank call when the organisers called him.
“Seriously? You are not joking, right? I thought the draw was in the evening,” Singh said.
When Singh was told that the timing of the draw was revised amid the pandemic, he couldn’t believe his luck.
He just sighed: “Oh! Thank you.”
Singh had bought the winning ticket number 067757 on August 12.
Meanwhile, Bulgarian national Tanya Vittanova, who is also based in Dubai, won the first ever Dh1 million runner-up prize. Tanya won with her ticket number 276402 bought on August 28.
The promotion of next month’s Dh12 million draw will run till September 30 and the draw date is October 3. Apart from the jackpot, there are six additional cash prizes and another promotion to win luxury cars.
One raffle ticket costs Dh500, but for Dh1,000 one can three tickets in a buy-two-get-one-free offer.
Tickets can be bought from the official website www.bigticket.ae or through Big Ticket stores at the Abu Dhabi International Airport arrivals hall counter and Al Ain International Airport.
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