Jaya, who has been living in Dubai for last 35 years said that she has been buying the Dubai Duty Free Raffle Draw for 15 years and had bought the winning lot before her flight to Mumbai to visit her mother.
This is not the first time that Malayalis, or even Indians in general, have won the bumper lottery of the Dubai Duty Free. The tickets, sold online and at kiosks at the Dubai airport, are priced at 1000 dirhams excluding VAT
The winner of 'Satta Matka' happens to be the person who guesses the correct number and is thereafter rewarded with a pre-determined amount of money. 'Kalyan and 'Worli' are the two most commonly organised 'Satta Matki' lotteries.
John Varughese, who has been working as a driver for a private company since 2016 when he came to Dubai from Kerala, won the huge amount at the Big Ticket raffle held the Abu Dhabi International Airport on Tuesday.