With the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle draw, becoming an overnight millionaire or owning a luxury vehicle is not so far-fetched. Over the years, the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle has transformed many people’s lives by making their dreams a reality. If you haven’t heard about this monthly raffle draw for cash and luxury cars, you may be missing out on a chance to win big.
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What is Big Ticket Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi’s Big Ticket raffle draws for cash and expensive cars every month. Big Ticket began in 1992 with a draw for a Dh1 million cash prize every month. It is currently giving out Dh20 million in cash, its greatest prize to date. Dream cars like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Corvette, Ford Mustang, and Mini Cooper are also attractive. The cars up for grabs for the January drawing are a BMW and a Land Rover.
Why UAE Residents Form Groups to Join the Lottery?
Every first week of the month, the live draw is often held in the arrival lobby of Terminal 1 at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Richard, an Englishman who moved to Dubai in 1999, runs the raffle. Richard started his career as a store manager at a network of department stores. Richard began working as a shop manager for Abu Dhabi Duty Free in 2005. He started running the Big Ticket raffle in 2006. Richard revealed in a recent interview with Khaleej Times that he still gets anxious on the day of the raffle even after 12 years.
A total of 10 raffle tickets are chosen throughout the two-hour live draw, starting with the lower prizes of Dh 10,000 and working their way up to the top prize.
Richard spins the raffle barrel and chooses a few tickets at random for each draw. The winning ticket will then be selected by one of the audience members. He then opens the ticket to reveal the winner. The information is immediately posted on the Big Ticket’s official website after the winner is announced.
How Much Does One Raffle Ticket Cost?
In addition to selling Dream Car tickets, Big Ticket also holds cash prize raffle draws. Each cash prize ticket costs Dh500. Buy two tickets and receive a third one free (this will be loaded automatically in the system when purchasing online).
Keep in mind that you can only get the free ticket if you buy two tickets at once. The complimentary ticket cannot be used for single-ticket purchases made in two different transactions.
Each ticket for the dream car costs Dh150.
The promotion is available from the start of the month to the last day of the month at 11.59 p.m.
Big Ticket will only grant a refund for web purchases that experience technical problems before the draw date. Requests for refunds made following the draw won’t be granted.
Can You Buy a Raffle Ticket From Outside the UAE?
Yes, you can buy a ticket and enter the draw on the Big Ticket website at www.bigticket.ae.
Many nationalities, including those residing outside of the UAE, are eligible for the Big Ticket raffle draws. Before participating in any of the raffles, Big Ticket advises participants who are not UAE residents to take note of their home country’s laws and rules.
The major prize winner must come into the Big Ticket office to pick up the check, preferably during the next raffle’s grand drawing, which is the first week of the month. Once Richard has chosen tickets from the drum, it is customary for the winner of the prior draw to choose the winning ticket for the subsequent bumper prize.
How to Watch Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Live?
To view a live feed, go to the Abu Dhabi airport or the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi official Facebook page.