The 'Big Ticket Draw' held at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Thursday is the largest and longest-running monthly raffle draw for cash prizes and dream luxury cars in the UAE capital.
Besides Indians, the winners include a Canadian man and a Filipina, the only woman in the list.
"Currently, I don't have any plans for investments but once I receive the money, I would plan. I am excited," said 43-year-old Chandresh Motivaras, a chief accountant with a jewellery group in Dubai where he has been living since 2005.
"I didn't believe when I got a call and thought that somebody is joking with me. But when I got a second call from the organisers, I was pleasantly shocked," Abhaya Kumar Krishnan, a purchasing manager at Spinneys' in Abu Dhabi, told Gulf News.
"I had bought the ticket but I didn't know that today is the draw date," said the Abu Dhabi-based Krishnan, who had been buying tickets for the last 10 years, but won for the first time.
"My niece's wedding is in December so I am very delighted to win this prize at this time," said Sundaran Nalamkandathil, who bought the ticket with a group of 20 people. The 47-year- old jewellery designer has been living in Ajman for the last 24 years.
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