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Thiruvananthapuram: The lucky winner of the Kerala government’s Vishu bumper lottery has not turned up with the lottery ticket yet. If no one came up with the ticket within one month, Rs 6 crore 16 lakh will return to the government’s treasury.
The agent who sold the ticket claimed that the ticket was purchased five days before the lucky draw. He suspects whether a youth who gave dirham for buying the ticket has won the first prize.
If the lottery winner could not produce the lottery ticket within 30 days of the lucky draw, the winner has to file an application detailing the reason at the lottery office. A district lottery officer can approve a lottery ticket within 60 days of the lucky draw. If the time exceeds 60 days, the decision will be made by the lottery director. The directorate can approve winning lottery tickets which surrendered after 90 days from the lucky draw.
The lottery ticket carrying the number HB 727990 sold by Chaithanya lucky centre in Thiruvananthapuram has won the first prize. A couple namely Jaseentha and Rangan purchased bundles of lottery tickets from here for sale on May 15 and 16. It is assumed that a person who landed at the Thiruvananthapuram airport might be the winner.