Abu Dhabi: A non-resident Malayali handed over the prize of three lakh dirhams he received through the Abu Dhabi Big Ticket draw to a resident of UAE. Fayas, a resident of Vadakara Kottapally, Kozhikode, handed over the gift money to the Emirati woman. It is reported that he handed over the money because he was not the one who paid for the ticket.
Fayas is a salesman at a leading brand shop in Ajman. Fayas received a prize of Rs 65 lakh in the weekend draw of the Abu Dhabi Duty-Free Big Ticket. But after the amount reached the bank, the money was handed over to the Emirati woman.
An Emirati woman is also Fayas’s friend. And this woman is also a colleague of his uncle Sameer. The ticket was bought in the name of Fayas in the belief that Malayalis are luckier. They have been buying big tickets for a year.
At the same time, legally this amount is due to Fayas. But Fayas says that there is no betrayal of trust. And the trustworthiness of the Malayalees has received a small prize. Friends say that what has been shown now is stupid. But Fayas says that the trust placed in him is worth more than three lakh dirhams.
At the same time, a Malayali is again the winner of the Abu Dhabi Big Ticket draw. A Qatar-based Malayali won AED 300,000 in the Abu Dhabi weekly draw. The award was given to Rakesh Sasidharan, a Malayalee. Rakesh has been living in Qatar for the past several years and has been working in the retail industry.
Rakesh bought the ticket along with some of his colleagues and friends. They will divide the prize money equally. The big ticket authorities have informed Rakesh that he has received the prize.