Daily wage Kerala labourer wins Rs 12 crore in lottery


Daijiworld Media Network - Kannur (SHP)

Kannur, Feb 13: Porunnan Rajan, a resident of Kannur district in Kerala, struck gold on Monday when his lottery ticket turned out to be the winning ticket. A regular buyer of the tickets, Rajan has won prizes up to Rs 2000. However, on a fortunate Monday, he could not believe that he hit the jackpot when his ticket won the first prize of the Christmas-New Year bumper lottery worth Rs 12 crore, the biggest price from the Kerala state lotteries.

Nearly three weeks ago, the 55-year-old daily wage labourer from Puralimala Kurichia (tribal) colony at Malur Kaithachala bought the ticket while he was on his way to the bank at Koothuparamba. The journey was to avail the fourth loan to make repayments of the three he had taken before. While on his way to the bank, he decided on buying a ticket from the Payyan Agencies. But, he did not tell anyone about his purchase as the ticket required him to shell out Rs 300, a lot more than the usual cost and also because his wife Rajani was against his habit of wasting money on the lottery.


Porunnan Rajan with his family

When asked about his victory Rajan said, "I feel happy. I never expected this. I would now be able to settle all my loans which were around Rs 7 lac. I will now be able to fix my house. My wife always fought with me for my habit of buying lottery tickets as she thought it is a waste of money.”

A father of two daughters and a son, Rajan was constantly frustrated. He had to set apart a good portion of the amount he had taken as a loan to marry off his elder daughter, Athira. The ornaments of his wife also had to be mortgaged.

Now he is happy that his younger daughter Akshara, a student of Class 12, can complete her studies without any hassle. His son Rigil, who had completed his degree, has been helping his father.

Rajan stated that he became aware of the bumper ticket after the announcement was made on the news. Rajan admitted that he was nervous to check his ticket number. On Tuesday he confirmed the ticket number at a nearby shop after which he claims that his life changed forever.

“I would also like to help the needy as I know the hardships of life,” said Rajan, who handed over the ticket, ST 269609, to the Malur Service Cooperative Bank at Tholambra, now part of the Kerala Bank.

 

  

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Love never dies.
    Importantly:
    When wife is near & around
    Flirtation goes underground

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Flavian, now after marriage no "flirtation"....only filteration of the past memories....

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Bhandarkar, probably too late to regret.
    Such things are mostly common with most of us.
    If age permits and you are still single give a chance.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    No DRS now....( Decision Review System )
    Those 15 seconds gone ...gone ages back

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Many say if you are unlucky in love you hit jackpot .....
    Here no love no pot ....
    What to do ?
    Life's Like that .....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Bhandar Sir.... No love ...? Then you are very lucky.. You will hit the jackfruit.... Try... Half of the jack fruit (pot) for me 😆😆😆

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    You dont want Jack aa ?
    Only Pot / Fruit aa ?
    Usaar asaa Kirem chi nai ghee ?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Bhandar sir...i want jack fruit pot.... You are bhandaara... Bhandara of everything....what else you need? You are 24 x 7 x 365 days lucky... .

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  • PETER RODRIGUES, KUWAIT

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    VERY HAPPY TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS THAT A NEEDY PERSON WON THE LOTTERY. GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH A HUNDRED FOLD. UTILIZE THIS AMOUNT WISELY AND SPECIALLY BY HELPING THE NEEDY. A GOOD DEED DONE WILL NEVER GO UNNOTICED. GOD BLESS YOU

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  • Sachidananda Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    It still believes.... it's all God's wish.... He knows to whom to give, how much to give & when to give
    One of my Christian colleague, quite religious person once said… when NaMo elected first time as PM…. If God decided NaMo going to be PM of India…. means no body can avoid or stop

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  • ramesh, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Y politics sir...god is alpha and omega..God knows whom to make PM and also terminate PM..no one can question God...

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  • Zaeem, Mlore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Contratulations

    Point to be noted, complete happiness gets only with hard earned money.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Instead of wasting money on various schemes, its better govt gives 10 cr to poor in all over India and for once stop all freebies.

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  • Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Delhi ka mirchi laga !!!
    TAK TAK !!!

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  • Dinesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    After waiting for 15 Lakhs finally he got 12 crore...

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Most of the lottery players in the hope of becoming richer over night, end up in heavy loss after many years of playing.
    Another form of gamble : Matka gambling or satta is a form of lottery which originally involved betting on the opening and closing rates of cotton transmitted from the New York Cotton Ex. which made many families became bankrupt. It was so poplar in 1970s. My dad wasted lot's of much money but end result bankruptcy.

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  • Manju, Kasaragodu

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Lucky man. I too had bought a ticket, but as usual not lucky.

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Keep Trying again and again. All The Best

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    @Manju kasargod.Dont feel bad.when you were not lucky to win atleast your money has helped someone to win .may be needy than you.Other side these lottery money will help some social projects too.I am sure this time winner of this lottery was really a needy.Now he will be not having peace because lot of "relatives"far and near will visit him ,ask for help,agents will rush to him to offer all policies,insurances,or builders want to show him best houses etc.He should be now very careful to handel with money.Otherwise lottery money will disappear within short period and may take what he had.specially peace at home is important .wish him good luck and congratulations.

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  • Manju, Kasaragodu

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    @Rita, Germany, you are absolutely right. There is a lottery by name Karunya, the profit of which goes to the needy, especially for the treatment of patients.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Congratulations, Porunnan Rajan. God has blessed you with this big amount of Rs. 12 crore by winning in the bumper lottery. Make the best use of it and spend it wisely with your wife, two daughters, and son. But please beware of scamsters who will try to loot your money.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    All are not so lucky
    Only one in a Million.
    Blessed family. Beaming with smile.
    “I would also like to help the needy as I know the hardships of life,” said Rajan,
    Though he is poor and lived on daily wages he has a big heart and sympathy for poor people.

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  • Naeem, Mlore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Now we can expect only this kind of happiness.
    Acche din possible with lottery only.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    You deserve this lottery win.The last words were so heart touching".I would also like to help the needy as I know the hardships of life".Even god will be smiling from heaven.You have won the hearts of everyone.God bless you.

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  • Richard, Toronto, Canada

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    God Bless, congratulations. It is lot of money. Spend wisely ,

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