Idukki man, forced to sell property to pay off debts, wins Rs 80-lakh Karunya lottery

Joint winner of lottery flees with first-prize ticket, partner seeks police help

Kattappana: Dhanoop A Mohan and his family were forced to sell off their property to pay off debts and live in a rented house. But their fortunes changed overnight when Dhanoop won the Rs 80-lakh first prize of the Karunya lottery.

Dhanoop is from Anakkara in Idukki district. The ticket was purchased from Baby Joseph of the Anakkara Durga Lottery Agency.

Dhanoop, an office staff at the Montfort School in Anakkara, has a habit of purchasing lottery tickets. But he hadn’t found any luck till now. Though buying lottery tickets added to his financial burden, he did not lose hope.

His father A S Mohan, who was a daily-wage worker, has been disease-stricken. His mother Leelamani is a retired anganwadi teacher.

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