The Karunya Lottery’s lucky draw of Rs 80 lakh came in search of J. Riyaz who was once a lottery seller bu now a civil Police officer. The 34 year old as a boy had sold lottery tickets at the Seena Lucky Center in Karalimukku. When the lady luck found him ten years later, that ‘boy’ has become a civil police officer.
Riyaz of Kundara station, bought a ticket number KM 723241 from Uthaman, a lottery seller in Karalimukku, on Friday evening. Riyas also dreamed become a lucky winner one day when the tickets he sold received prizes of one lakh and fifty thousand. That dream became a reality in Saturday’s draw.
When Riyaz was engaged in preparing for PSC exams and studies, he worked in a lottery shop for a year and a half. After this, he went to the Middle East. Later he got a job in the police. He used to buy lottery tickets now and then and has received small sums as gifts. Finally, the big dream came true. Wife-Sherna Begum. His only daughter is four-year-old Rizwana