Punjab: Recently, a 88-year-old man Mahant Dwarka Das, who is a resident of Trivedi Camp Village near Dera Bassi, Punjab has won a lottery of Rs 5 crore. The video of the old man is getting viral on social media.
The old man bought this Lohri bumper ticket from Zirakpur a few days back. After winning the lottery, there is an atmosphere of happiness in the poor Mahant’s family and village. Both his sons Mukesh and Narinder said that “Whatever decision our father takes is acceptable to them, we are very happy in our house.”
“I’ve been buying lotteries for the last 35-40 years. I will distribute the winning amount among my two sons and to my ‘Dera’,” Dwarka Dass quotes these lines to ANI.
However, Mahant will not be getting the full amount (5 crore) of the lottery as the lottery prize will be subjected to the tax deduction. According to Assistant Lottery Director, Mahant will receive the lottery amount after the 30% tax deduction from Rs 5 crore.
“Punjab State Lohri Makar Sankranti Bumper Lottery 2023 results were announced on Jan 16. He (Dwarka Dass) won the first prize of Rs 5 Cr. After completing the prescribed procedure, the amount will be given to him after deducting 30% tax,” Karam Singh, Assistant Lottery Director told ANI.