Sam Heidaritorshizi, a first-time contestant, was chosen as the grand prize winner and walked away with a whooping Dh15 million prize money at Abu Dhabi’s Big Ticket Live Event this week.
The Turkish national, who has lived in Dubai for four years, immigrated to the UAE and is currently the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. During the first week of February, Sam took advantage of the buy-two-get-one-free offer to make his first-ever Big Ticket purchase online.
Because of the bombardment of calls from his close friends, who congratulated him right away, Sam’s phone was busy when Big Ticket’s staff attempted to call him to inform him of his great victory. Sam, who is overjoyed, claims that despite frequently checking the Big Ticket website over the previous week in the hopes of seeing his name, he never anticipated to be announced a winner: “I’m grateful, Big Ticket. My life has been changed by you!
Salim Albastaki, a citizen of the Emirate, took home the second place prize and Dh1 million that evening. The first-time winner claims he initially learned about Big Ticket through advertising and was intrigued enough to try his luck. He has been buying tickets for the past 15 years. Salim, who is grateful for his victory, says he will keep buying Big Tickets in the hope that one day he may also be fortunate enough to win the top prize.
So, what are you waiting for? Participate in the Abu Dhabi Big Ticket Draw, and who knows, you will be the next millionaire.