A Kerala expat in the UAE has won a whopping Rs 12.17 crore (AED 7 million) after he hit a jackpot in a mega raffle draw in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

Manekudy Varkey Mathew, who had purchased the ticket in Super 7 Series 183 in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi, was announced as the winner of the bumper prize. Varkey has won an amount of Rs 12.17 crore ($1.9 million) in the raffle.

Varkey was not the only Indian to get lucky in a mega raffle draw. Six other Indians, including Malayalees, and one Emirati national also walked home with Rs 17.4 lakh (AED 100,000) each in the draw.

Last month, another Indian man, Krishnam Raju Thokachichu, had won AED 5 million ($1.3 million) in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi.