The Kerala lottery department has announced the Onam Bumper 2017 results on Friday. The prize money for the first position is Rs 10 crore. The draw was held in the presence of Minister Kadakampally Surendran.
Musthafa Moottatharammal,(48) the native of Chuzhali at Moonniyur near Parappanangadi, who is driver by profession, is the winner of the bumper prize whose ticket number is AJ 442876.
Musthafa has already handed over the prize-winning ticket to the Federal bank branch at Parappanangadi.
The draw of lots of the bumper lottery held on Friday at Sree Chithra Home Auditorium, Pazhavangadi, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram.
The winner of this Bumper draw, Musthafa said that he is planning to expand his coconut business investing more money and he is also planning to construct a new small house.
He also said that “I started purchasing lottery tickets more than twenty years ago and I was hopeful that the Onam bumper ticket will bring prize this time”
Mustafa said that he came to know that his ticket won the first prize immediately after the announcement of results on Friday, but he did not share the information with media as to avoid public attention.
Musthafa purchased the prize winning ticket from Poochengal Kunnath Khalid, a lottery agent selling a ticket at Parappanagdi bus stand. It is learnt that the agency commission of the prize-winning lottery is Rs 1 crore.
The Kerala government reportedly earned a profit of Rs 59 crore (GST added) through the sale of Onam Bumper lottery this year.
After a total sale of 65 lakh tickets, the government received Rs 145 crore. Rs 59 crore is the profit that remains after distributing the prizes.