Kerala labourer and lottery addict hits Rs 12 crore jackpot
A daily wage labourer in Kerala was upset and disappointed after a bank rejected his loan last month. This was going to be his fourth loan to cough up interest for his three other loans. P Rajan (53) left the bank empty-handed but took a lottery on his way back home. Little did he know that he would win the first (bumper) prize of Rs 12 crore in the Christmas-New Year lottery. Rajan’s wife Rajani used to regularly fight with him over his habit of buying lottery tickets. But this time she was not ready to pick up a fight with him because the ticket priced Rs 300 changed their life forever. The draw was held on Monday and the state lottery department later identified that the first prize winning ticket was sold at an outlet in Koothuparambha in Kannur district. There was suspense for a day as nobody came up to claim the hefty money. On Tuesday afternoon, Rajan jotted down his ticket number and went to an outlet near his house to check if he had won.