Kottayam medical shop owner wins Pooja Bumper prize of Rs 5 cr
Kottayam: A medical shop owner here won the first prize of Rs 5 crore in the Kerala State Lottery Pooja Bumper. A P Thankachan owner of Kochiveetil Medicals on medical college road in Kudayampadi won the lottery.
Lottery ticket number of RI 332952 won the first prize.
“Usually I don’t buy lottery tickets. When the agent forced while I was returning from the church, I took one. Surprisingly, I came to know about the victory on Sunday while I was returning from church,” he said.
Thankachan further said that a portion of the winning amount will be given to Kudamaloor church and another portion to buy medicines for poor patients reaching medical college hospital.
His family include wife Animol and children Tony and Tesa.