DUBAI: An Indian salesman in the UAE has won a whopping 10 million dirhams at an Abu Dhabi draw, a media report said.
Dileep Kumar Ellikkottil Parameswaran, from Kerala's Thrissur, works with an auto spare parts company in Ajman and earns 5,000 dirhams (USD 1,361) a month, Gulf News reported on Sunday.
Parameswaran, who won the 10 million dirhams (USD 2.7 million) prize at the Big Ticket draw in Abu Dhabi, will spend a big part of the money to repay a loan of 700,000 dirhams (USD 190,574 ), according to the report.
He said that a good part of the prize money will be spent on the education of his two children.
Parameswaran, who has been a resident of the UAE for 17 years, lives in Ajman along with his family.
Big Ticket is the largest and longest-running monthly raffle draw for cash prizes and dream luxury cars in Abu Dhabi.
A live monthly draw is organized at the Abu Dhabi International Airport on 3rd of each month.
Tickets are sold for 500 dirhams (USD 136).