Lucky winner identified; Kochi native Jayapalan wins Thiruvonam Bumper lottery worth Rs 12 crore

KOCHI: The lucky winner of the Thiruvonam bumper lottery has finally been identified. Jayapalan, an auto driver from Maradu, Thrippunithura, has won the first prize of Rs 12 crore. Jayapalan bought the ticket on the 10th of this month.The result was announced on Sunday and the ticket bearing serial number TE 645465 emerged as the lucky winner.”I bought the ticket on September 10 from Tripunithura. I found this number as a fancy number,” Jayapalan told reporters.The auto driver would take home over Rs 7 crore of the total bounty, after deduction of tax.