Ashok Kumar, a resident of Motian village in Hoshiarpur had never thought even in his wildest dreams that he would become a crorepati overnight.The Punjab Government’s New Year Lohri Bumper-2019 draw proved to a magic wand for 30-year-old Ashok Kumar, serving as a constable in the Punjab Police, as he won the first prize of Rs 2 crore.But the lucky winner then started looking for the prize money ticket which he had misplaced. After initial failures Ashok Kumar finally traced the ticket to his desk drawer in the Hoshiarpur police station.Ashok Kumar who had been living a routine constable life could not have asked for more. The lottery bumper prize money changed his life. He built a house and repaid his personal loans. His next step is to get his two younger brothers settled in life.After winning the lucky draw, Ashok Kumar had felt that he would have to go through a lot of hassles in getting the prize money, but the Punjab Lotteries Department took over all the botheration to get him the prize money at the earliest.
Punjab State Sawan Bumper-2019 sale continues
A spokesperson of the Punjab Lotteries Department said that now, the sale of Punjab State Sawan Bumper-2019 is continued and the draw would be held on July 8. The spokesperson said that the first prize of Rs. 3 crore would be given to two winners (Rs 1.5-1.5 crore each). Punjab is the only state in the country, which guaranteed gives first prize in public. The 2nd prize of Rs.10 lakh will be given to five winners each and the 3rd prize of Rs 2.5 lakh to be given to 20 winners each. The Spokesperson further informed that the 4th prize of Rs. One lakh would be given to 20 winners each. The price of a ticket is Rs 200.