Indian construction worker wins $272,000 lottery

36-year old Nanhaku Yadav, from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, plans to build a small mall back home with the winning prize

Nanhaku Yadav plans to quit his job and go back to India sometime in September [Image courtesy: Al Ansari].
Nanhaku Yadav plans to quit his job and go back to India sometime in September [Image courtesy: Al Ansari].

An Indian construction worker has won $272m (AED1m) from Al Ansari Rewards Summer Promotion 2016, and plans to build himself a new life back home.

Before moving to Dubai in 2012 to work on construction sites, 36-year old Nanhaku Yadav worked as a mason in Muscat, Oman.

Yadav plans to quit his job and go back home, sometime in September, after getting a release from his company.

“My dream was to own a business in my hometown,” he said.

Speaking to Khaleej Times at the awarding ceremony for Al Ansari Rewards, Yadav said: "I never thought to win such big amount - I even don't know how much AED1m is in (Indian) rupees.

"After hearing the good news, I immediately called up my family and told them, with tears in my eyes: Don't worry, I'm coming home soon. Our life is about to change."

He said he plans to put up a general store in his hometown in Uttar Pradesh in India, share some money with his extended family, and save for the education of his three children.

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