Photos of an Indian migrant in Singapore have gone viral online since Wednesday after the construction worker was identified as the lucky man who snared a S$2.3-million (US$1.7-million) jackpot in the latest Singapore Sweep lottery on September 6 with a S$3 (US$2.2) ticket.
A netizen named Jay Tan, who is believed to be a co-worker with the Indian national, congratulated his buddy and took pictures of the overnight millionaire, his winning lottery ticket, and the S$2.3-million cheque issued by United Overseas Bank (UOB) with the recipient’s name on it, Lianhe Wanbao (Singapore) reported.
According to the cheque, the lucky winner was Karuppaiah Gobinath, and his prize money was paid on September 13, seven days after results of the draw were announced.
Many netizens cheered for Gobinath, dubbing him “the millionaire worker”, who was pictured in a reflective safety vest while sitting in a heavy-duty vehicle at a construction site.
However, he is not the first migrant worker to win the Singapore lottery. That title went to a Filipino domestic worker, who was 44 years old when she struck it rich two years ago.
The maid told reporters in June 2015 that she had sent some of the prize money to her children living in the Philippines, but she intended to continue working for her employer’s family.
Hope i’ll be the next winner too…
Hope i’m the next one to win. So that i can help my family.
i hope n pray that the next winner will be my daughter …..
I hope and pray that I’ll be the next winner. ????????????
U deserved it bro…your hardwork pay off
So stupid to reveal his identity.
Why stupid, it is fate by God
Wow congratulations to you I hope I will be the next to win
Shah Ariffin pls read my msg properly I never said anything about fate.I said it is stupid of him to reveal his identity just incase there are people out there who may abuse him cause he got so much money.Should have kept it confidential.
Good luck and invest wisely
Congrats and Hope I will be the next winner :DD
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