February 22, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Vizhinjam ഒന്നാം The first prize for a lottery ticket that you think you have no prize. The ‘lottery’ was really won when I found out that there were prizes for the nine lottery tickets I took with me. Sirajuddin, a resident of Vizhinjam, won the lucky draw on Saturday in the Karunya lottery. In addition to the first prize of Rs 80 lakh, Siraj’s happiness doubled as he got Rs 8000 each for the remaining 9 tickets taken along with him. Getting a lottery ticket is a charm for Sirajuddin at Plamuttuvila house in Pullurkonam, Vizhinjam.
This has been going on for more than 20 years. When the results of the previous day came, Sirajuddin was only looking for a prize of up to Rs 5,000. When he saw that there was no prize, he was about to give up his ticket. He is a hotel worker in Balaramapuram. Sirajuddin and his wife Zeenat, who do not own a house, live with relatives. The first desire is to buy a house and land. The children are Shaheera, Shaheer and Shebeeda.