From borrowed money, Punjab labourer wins Rs 15 million lottery
Chandigarh, Sep 5 : A labourer in Punjab who borrowed money to buy a Rs 200-lottery ticket has hit a Rs 15 million (Rs 1.5 crore) jackpot.
The draw of the bumper was announced in Ludhiana. The first two prizes, Rs 1.5 crore each, have gone to two ticket holders including Manoj.
Manoj met the Director Lotteries of Punjab, T.P.S. Phoolka, here on Wednesday and submitted his claim for the prize money.
The director assured him that the payment would be made at the earliest.
"I had borrowed money to purchase the ticket. I had never imagined winning such a big amount in the wildest of dreams," a visibly elated Manoj said.
He said he would now be able to tide over the financial problems his family was facing.