New Year Bumper: Pathankot Man bags Rs. 1.50 crore in three hours

Chandigarh, January 27

          There is a saying, ‘Fortune favors the prepared mind’, but sometimes it cathes you unexpectedly. The same has happened with Rakesh Sharma of Pathankot, who won the first prize of Rs. 1.50 crore of Punjab State New Year Bumper-2020.

Feeling extremely happy, Rakesh Sharma an Arthia (Commission Agent), said that he had bought the New Year Bumper ticket from a street vendor on January 17, 2020 at 2 pm and the draw of the bumper had also been held on the same day. Luck smiles at him and he hit the jackpot at 5 pm on January 17.

 Talking about the future planning, he said that he has two children and the prize money would be a great help for him to get his children good education and settled in life.

After submitting the documents to Punjab State Lotteries Department at Chandigarh for encashment of the prize, Rakesh Sharma expressed faith in the fair and transparent manner in which Punjab Lotteries Department held the draw. The most joyous thing is that Punjab Lotteries Department always declares its first prizes guaranteed out of the tickets sold to public, the lucky winner added.

Rohin Sharma of Jammu, who won the 2nd prize of Rs. 10 lakh, also submitted the documents to Punjab State Lotteries Department for encashment of the prize. Punjab Lotteries Department officials assured the winners to encashment of the prize money at earliest.

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