Dubai: Yet another Keralite has won the bumper prize of the Dubai duty-free lottery amounting to one million US Dollars, which comes to around Rs 7.5 crore. The lucky winner is Rajan Kurien (43), a businessman hailing from Kottayam.
Rajan won the prize with a ticket having the number 2852. Several persons from Kerala had earlier won lucky draws held in the UAE.
Engaged in construction business, Rajan started trying his luck in the lottery from October last year. After the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Rajan's business had been affected. "Winning the lottery in these difficult times is a matter of great happiness and relief. However, I cannot fail to remember all those who are suffering and will dedicate a portion of the prize money for humanitarian causes," he said.
Rajan plans to set apart the remaining amount for the education of his children Bryan Kurien and Bella Ann Kurien along with improving his business.
The other winners of the lottery include Syed Hydrose Abdullah, an Indian citizen who won a BMW R1250; a Kuwait native who received a BMW MBI car and a man from Switzerland who won a Ranger Rover sports vehicle.