Shivamogga man in Sharjah wins Rs 24 crore in Big Ticket draw

Dubai, Mar 4 (IANS): Indian expat Shivamurthy Krishnappa, living in Sharjah, is the latest Dh12 million (around Rs 24 crore) ticket winner.

His winning ticket number — 202511 - was bought on February 17, the Gulf News reported.

Krishnappa was excited as he watched the draw live from home. When the host Richard called him on his mobile, an elated Krishnappa said: "I am watching the live draw. Thank you so much. I cannot believe I have won."

The Indian expat, who hails from Shivamogga district in Karnataka said he wants to build a house from the winning money. "I want to build a big house for my family back in my hometown. I have two children aged 10 and 4, so a large part of the money will be put into deposit for their future."

A mechanical engineer in Dubai since 2005, Krishnappa has been buying the Big Ticket every month for the last three years. "Before I used to share the ticket with friends. For the last one year I have been buying the ticket on my own. This time I bought two tickets as the organisers had a special offer for regular ticket buyers," he said.

Meanwhile, Big Ticket organisers launched a new look to the live draw. "We are constantly looking for ways to excite and engage with our customers, whether it be a new prize promotion, social media competitions or the live draw. With so many people currently watching us from the comfort of their homes, we want to make them feel part of our live draw and give more people even more chances to win," said a spokesperson.

Next month, April 3, Big Ticket organisers are giving away prize money of Dh10 million, Dh5 million and eight extra cash prizes as well as a Range Rover Dream Car.







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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    Congratulations! - You are one among the thousands to strike rich! Please donate some to poor / needy souls in the name of all those who pooled money to make you richer. You will have inner consolation

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    First of all I CONGRATULATE you for the bumper money you won Rs.24 cores. You can enjoy with this money life long. Better you quit Gulf and settle down here and do some business apart from fulfilling your dream of your house. All the best.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Daane daane pe likhaa hai ..khaanevale was naam...Congrats.

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  • Hema shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Congratulations krishnappa and family...he is really lucky on winning huge I'm based out of India can we buy the ticket internationally or only DUBAI OR UAE residents are allowed to buy the ticket...and how much ticket cist..please brief me if anyone knows. Thanks

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Hema - this Raffle is open to all. You got to register your credentials under "Big Ticket" Portal of the Abh Dhabi Dutyfree Franchise. You needn't to be a resident of DubI, Abu Dhabi etc. Purchase online by paying Dhs. 500/- per ticket. If you buy 2 Tickets, then you get 3rd Ticket free. This is sales promotion. I don't know whether Rupee payment is acceptable. Good luck.

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    I have been buying tickets for the last ten years. I am now confused whether to continue or give-up?

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  • Rita, Germany .

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Vincent d souz Belthangady,Not all have the luck to win.But the last ten years money you spent on tickets ,instead put together in a seperate saving account would have a good amount I feel .Never mind with your money you helped others to win be happy on it.For a change no kerala winners but a kannadiga?Congratulations.I find the winner should put the money for the kids not in a deposit but invest in a good functioning business.Because in deposited money in ten years for example looses its worth.Even a small tea business would bring him some (Example)more money or buy a estate or or a coconut business .I find he shouldnt have published his win publicly.It can attract unwanted friends.Business friends,well wishers ,and naturally his family,cousines. or help seekers.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Dever Kornaga kuttu kuttudh korperge. Anch try malthonde uppule. Nashibu ithnda lakku.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Mr. Krishnappa congratulations for winning the lottery. This is my advice for you whether to take it or not up to you and it's your money. Don't waste money on huge house instead start a business where you can employee few persons and with Gods blessings and your hard work if it's successful your generation will take the fruits of it.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Best comment...its really true

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  • Darryll Alldon Dsilva, Mangalore/Muscat

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    I bought the ticket first time with 10 of my friends sharing but my luck did not work this time. all the best for the winner

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Kudla

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    How to buy these tickets? Do you need to be resident of Dubai or anybody can buy internationaly

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Mr. Alwyn - You can buy online by registering your credentials under "Big Ticket" Portal. Each ticket costs Dhs. 500/-. If you buy 2 tickets yoy get one more ticket free. Sales promotion. Good luck.

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Congratulations Krishan. Think about little bit donations to poor and small amount to god to renovate a temple near you.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    My heartiest congratulations to Shivamurthy Krishnappa. God has abundantly blessed you by winning DH 12 million that is 24 crore in Big Ticket draw. Make the best use of it and do not go into any scams as you might get cheated. Your plans and idea of building a big house in Shivamogga and spending it on your daughter and son's future and also your wife.

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  • G Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Congratulations Krishnappa & family by overnight becoming an billionaire!!! Wishing you Good health and prosperity ahead!

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