Fortunes can change very fast and the story of this young man from Kerela again proves that luck holds an important place in achieving something big in life. Tojo Mathew, a 30-year-old jobless guy has won Rs 13 crore in a raffle in Abu Dhabi. He had purchased a ticket number 075171 at Big Ticket raffle with the help of his friends.
Tojo used to work as a civil supervisor in Abu Dhabi for 6 years and had resigned from his job recently. He had brought the ticket at Abu Dhabi just before boarding on his flight to India on June 24. The ticket was bought in his name and 18 of his friends had helped for buying this ticket. Mathew and his friends received the news on Tuesday morning from the Big Ticket website.
Talking about this amazing incident, Tojo’s mother Kunjamma Mathew said,
“I have three sons Tijo (an auto driver), Tojo and Titto (civil supervisor in Abu Dhabi). All of them are married. Tojo always wanted to construct a new home here, but he did not have money. Yesterday, I told my husband Mathew VJ, a Gulf returnee, that Tojo’s dream can be fulfilled if he won a lottery and it came true. It is God’s grace and I don’t have words to thank him.”
9 other lucky people won 100,000 dirhams ($27,000) at the draw. Previously, an Indian driver in Dubai had won 12 million dirhams in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi in April.