Dubai: A Malayali man hit the jackpot worth Rs 7.5 crore in Dubai but he decided to share the amount with his 39 colleagues. Thrissur native Ramesh Krishnankutty is the winner of Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Raffle worth $ 1 million that was announced on Tuesday.
Ramesh is working as car technician in Dubai. He had shared the ticket price with nine of his colleagues but decided to split the prize money with all 39 colleagues who were with them while purchasing the ticket. At first, a team of 100 friends had decided to buy the ticket which later reduced to 40.
When the officials contacted Ramesh to inform about the prize, he could not believe it and asked them to send an email. He confirmed the news only after getting the email. However, he has not yet decided what to do with the prize money.
Ramesh’s wife and two children are in their native place in Kerala. His first wish is to take them to Dubai for a visit during next vacation. Apart from Ramesh, Pakistan native Imraan Ishaq also won the jackpot.