The duo, Dr M Pradeep Kumar and N Ramesh, bought the first prize-winning ticket, bearing number 'HB 727990', when they came to the Trivandrum Airport.
Fifty-Fifty replaces the erstwhile Pournami ticket that was withdrawn by the Directorate of Kerala State Lotteries at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A lucky draw was supposed to take place on October 17 to decide the winner of a 1,500-sq-ft two-storeyed house in Thiruvananthapuram.
The bench hearing the appeal said a lottery conducted by the GoI, states or authorised by a state or conducted by private entities falls within the nomenclature of 'betting and gambling'.
All other winners Suraif Suru, (10 lakh dirham), Siljohn Yohanan (5 lakh dirham), Ansar Zacharia Mansil (2.5 lakh dirham) and Divya Abraham (1 lakh dirham) are Indians.
Lottery tickets will be printed using glitter ink to prevent frauds committed by taking the colour photostat of the tickets.
The results of Kerala bumper lottery worth Rs 12 crore was released after a draw held at Thiruvananthapuram in the presence of state government officials.
Girish had been purchasing lottery tickets for 16 years, but this is the first time that he has won the first prize. Using the prize money, Girish plans to own a piece of land and a house.
In a strange twist of fate lottery agent Moleparambil Jacob Kurian, alias Yakob, claimed on Tuesday the ticket which fetched the coveted prize is with him.
The first prize for the ticket worth Rs.300 is Rs.12 crore. The second prize is Rs.3 crore and the third prize Rs.60 lakh.