The Chhattisgarh

Beyond The Region

Auto driver-cum-chef on cloud 9 as he wins Rs 25 crore Onam bumper lottery

An auto-rickshaw driver, who was planning to go to Malaysia to work as a chef, on Sunday received the Rs 25 crore Onam bumper lottery in Kerala, only a day after his utility for a mortgage of Rs 3 lakh was permitted.

Much more fascinating is that Anoop, hailing from Sreevaraham right here, purchased the successful ticket — TJ 750605 — on Saturday.

But it surely was not his first selection, he advised media individuals who had been current on the company the place he had purchased the ticket.

He didn’t like the primary ticket he selected, so he opted for a special one which turned out to be a winner, he stated.

Concerning the mortgage and his Malaysia journey, an ecstatic Anoop stated, “The financial institution referred to as at present relating to the mortgage and I stated I don’t want it anymore. I cannot be going to Malaysia both.” He has been shopping for lottery tickets for the final 22 years and has received quantities starting from a number of lots of to a most of Rs 5,000 previously, Anoop stated.

“I used to be not anticipating to win and due to this fact, I used to be not watching the lottery outcomes on TV. Nonetheless, once I checked my cellphone, I noticed that I had received. I couldn’t imagine it and confirmed it to my spouse. She confirmed that it was the successful quantity,” he stated.

“However I used to be nonetheless tensed, so I referred to as a woman I do know who sells lottery tickets and despatched her an image of my ticket. She confirmed that it was the successful quantity,” Anoop stated.

After taxes are deducted, Anoop would most likely take residence round Rs 15 crore.

On being requested what he intends to do with the windfall, he stated his first precedence is to construct a home for his household and clear the gathered money owed he owes.

In addition to that, Anoop stated he would assist out his relations, do some charity work and begin one thing within the resort discipline in Kerala.

His spouse, who was additionally current together with him on the company, advised reporters that he has been shopping for tickets for years.

“Now we have been receiving plenty of calls ever since everybody obtained to know in regards to the win,” she additional stated.

“I’ll once more purchase lottery tickets,” Anoop stated as reporters jostled one another to get a number of phrases from him.

By the way, final 12 months’s Onam bumper lottery, for Rs 12 crore, was additionally received by an auto-rickshaw driver. Jayapalan P R, an auto-rickshaw driver from Maradu close to Kochi, received the lottery final 12 months.

This 12 months’s second prize of Rs 5 crore will go to the proprietor of the ticket — TG 270912.

Along with that, 10 others have received a prize of Rs 1 crore every.

The successful quantity was chosen by state Finance Minister Okay N Balagopal in a fortunate draw operate held earlier within the day at Gorky Bhavan right here.

%d bloggers like this: