George Mathew lives in Ajman and works for Gulf News. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: An Indian expatriate became the new multi-millionaire of Big Ticket raffles after winning Dh12 million, the third-biggest ever jackpot of Big Ticket raffle in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

George Mathew‘s winning ticket number is 175342. He lives in Ajman and works for Gulf News.

The Dream 12 Million Raffle Draw Series 195 was announced Monday morning at the Abu Dhabi International Airport’s arrivals hall at 10am.

This was the third time such a grand prize money was rewarded by Big Ticket organisers as January’s Big Ticket draw was the first biggest-ever with a grand prize money of Dh12 million followed by April’s draw with similar prize money.

In January, an Indian expatriate, Hari Krishnan also became a multimillionaire after winning Dh12 million, the jackpot of Big Ticket raffle in Abu Dhabi.

Krishnan’s third Big Ticket in his more than 15 years of stay in the country proved to be the biggest New Year gift for his family.

In April, John Varughese, a Dubai-based driver from the south Indian state of Kerala, won Dh12 million at the Big Ticket raffle. Varughese shared the prize money with other three people from the same state as they bought the ticket collectively.

Cash prizes luxury cars

Big Ticket is the largest and longest-running monthly raffle draw for cash prizes and dream luxury cars in Abu Dhabi.

These tickets can be purchased online or at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain Duty Free and City Terminal Abu Dhabi.

Tickets remain at their usual price of just Dh500, and if you buy two tickets one ticket is given for free under buy-one-get-one free scheme.