Forced by colleagues, Keralite enters Abu Dhabi Big Ticket draw and wins 1.5 crore Dirhams
Abu Dhabi: Lady luck smiled on a Keralite at the Abu Dhabi Big Ticket draw. Thiruvalla native Noble Mathew (38), who is settled in Kuwait, won 1.5 crore Dirhams (over Rs 30 crores) in the draw.
Noble won the prize for the ticket bearing the number 254806, which he had bought on October 17. Noble has been living in Kuwait since 2007 and is a supervisor at a company.
Noble said that he had never thought of taking part in the raffle ticket draw but was forced to buy the Big Ticket by his colleagues Pramod Mattummal and Minu Thomas.
Noble received a call from the Big Ticket organisers while on work. Initially, he could not believe his luck. “My colleagues regularly took part in the contest but I was taking part for the second time only. I haven’t thought about what to do with the money. I will take a decision after discussing with my family,” Noble said while thanking God.
Noble, who was born in Oman, grew up and completed his studies in Kerala. His parents were officials in Oman. Noble is married and the couple have a five-year-old daughter.