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Haryana farmer wins Rs 1.5 crore lottery

A resident of Tohana (Haryana), the nonagenarian had come to meet his daughter in Mohali when he bought three tickets of Punjab State Sawan Bumper-2019.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

It’s apparently never too late to get lucky. A 94-year-old Haryana man, Balwant Singh, has won a lottery worth Rs 1.5 crore.

A resident of Tohana (Haryana), the nonagenarian had come to meet his daughter in Mohali when he bought three tickets of Punjab State Sawan Bumper-2019. And as the luck smiled on him, all three won the prizes on all three tickets.

While he won Rs 1.5 crore on the ticket no. B-331362, the other two tickets also won him prizes of Rs 200 each.

After submitting the documents to the Punjab State Lotteries Department for encashment of the prize, Balwant said he had been buying tickets for a long time but never got a big prize.

An agriculturist, Balwant said that he wants to expand his agricultural land and try innovations in farming with the prize money.

Notably, the draw for the Punjab State Sawan Bumper was held on 8 July at Ludhiana and the first prize of Rs 3 Crore had gone to two tickets A-316460 and B-331362 (Rs 1.5 Crore each). The second lucky winner was Suman Priya George Masih of Kharar (SAS Nagar), who also pocketed the Rs 1.5 crore.