A coolie worker and autorickshaw driver Anoop, a native of Thiruvananthapuram won this year’s Onam bumper lucky draw worth Rs 25 crores. Post-tax, the prize winner can take home around Rs 15.75 crore.
Anoop, a native of Sreevaraham, with ticket number TJ-750605, purchased the ticket from Pazhavangadi on Saturday evening. Earlier he had won a maximum of Rs 5,000 in the prize.
The ticket sold by Thiruvanthapuram-based agent Thankaraj, of Attingal’s Bhagavathy Agency, reportedly won the top prize.
Finance Minister K N Balagopal selected the winner through a lucky draw function held at Gorky Bhavan in the capital.
The ticket, bearing the number TG-270912 won second prize, which was sold from Kottayam’s Meenakshi Agency, for Rs 5 crore.
The third prize is Rs 1 crore for 10 winners each. Consolation prizes are also given away for a handful of other lucky numbers.
Ministers Antony Raju and MLA Adv V K Prashant were also present at the function.