Keralite Driver Scoops 12 Million DirhamApril 13th 2018 12:42
Once again good fortune has fallen on another Indian working in the Gulf, after a big lottery win for a Keralite in Dubai. Driver John Varughese won an amazing AED 12 million (approximately $3.2 million) at the Big Ticket Raffle, drawn at Abu Dhabi airport.
Varughese said “I couldn’t believe that I could get lucky. April Fool’s Day had just passed by and I thought it was some friend pulling my leg. I also had doubts if this was a fake call”. He has said that he plans to buy a smartphone now, share his winnings with four friends, and look after his family back in India. “I have a small family with a wife and two children. I will now invest in their future. There is no better way to make use of this money than to invest in education,” he said. This win follows on the back of several other big wins for Indians living or working in the UAE.
EuroMillions Jackpot Won for Second Time in Four Days!
First, it was a Swiss player who won €76.1 million on the EuroMillions draw on Friday 6th April, and now Lady Luck has appeared again, with a Belgian player who has won €17 million on the following draw on Tuesday 10th April! The last time the EuroMillions jackpot was won on consecutive draws was more than six months ago, when a Spanish player won €65.4 million on Tuesday 24th October 2017, and then a UK player won €17 million on the following draw on Friday 27th. So, the question is, can somebody out there make it a treble? Never say never...
Malwani Lottery Centre Raided
Six people have been arrested when Malwani Police raided the Masoon Online Lottery Centre, after it was reported that the operators were issuing fake receipts to its customers in order to evade paying any tax on profits. It is alleged that the winning tickets containing customer details were destroyed after any winnings, which removed any traces of the transactions. IT equipment and Rs6,800 was also seized in connection with the arrests, as police try to work out the extent of the fraudulent scheme.
After this month’s two incredible wins on the EuroMillions, could this Friday the 13th draw be lucky for someone else, with the jackpot at a life-changing €17 million? Remember that there is a Superdraw planned for 20th April, with a guaranteed jackpot of €130 million.
Over in America the Powerball is a huge $106 million and a jackpot win could come at any time. The Irish Lotto this week stands at €4.5 million, while the neighbouring UK Lotto would win you £5 million.
Written by Chris Brown