One UAE-based Bangladeshi expatriate has won Dh20 million in a raffle draw held in Abu Dhabi of late.
Hailing from Dhaka, Arif Khan (36) who lives in Sharjah and runs a car maintenance shop there, won the jackpot in the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi’s ‘Mighty 20 Million’, reports The Khaleej Times.
Asked what he plans to do with the money that mount to more than BDT 48 crore, he said he was still reeling from the news.
“I don’t know. The fact that I have won Dh20 million is still sinking in. It’s only in the last half-an-hour or so that I started hearing these digits: ‘Dh20 million,'” he told The Khaleej Times.
“I don’t have set any plans. I saw the promotions of Big Ticket on the social media platforms and got interested. I have never tested my luck before. I worked in Saudi Arabia for 12 years. My business went down there. But now all is well,” he added.
“I always used to purchase tickets alone. I was just trying my luck. I have never bought any other lottery ticket in my life. I was buying for the past year,” he said.
Arif has been living in Sharjah for four years and is a happy family man. He said he wants to use the winning amount to help those in need.
“I have two children, my wife and my parents. My brother runs a shop here. We are a happy family. I hope this money can be used to help others. Money is the most dangerous thing in the world. So, I want to use it to help others and not let it change myself,” he added.