An Indian taxi driver got lucky recently after entering a prize draw at a local shopping mall in Abu Dhabi. Soupi Abdulla was chosen out of nearly a quarter of a million entries. His prize? A 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 valued at Dh750,000 (€163,119 at today’s exchange rate). The prize had been offered by Al Jimi Mall for those shoppers that spent more than 68 USD and it could not have gone to a better recipient.
Soupi Abdulla originally came from a “very poor region” of Kerala. He currently shares a one-bedroom flat with two brothers in Al Ain and has never owned a car. Sadly, he probably won’t ever drive the Lamborghini as he plans to keep it at the mall until he can sell it. News outlet The National reports that he will use the money to repay a loan he took out to build his family home in Kerala with the remainder going to build houses for the needy in his village and donations to his local mosque.
Abdulla currently earns Dh1,000 (around €217) a month as a driver for a food company. He keeps Dh300 for himself and sends the rest to his wife, two children, disabled brother and widowed mother. Selling the car will make a huge difference to his finances. It should also prevent a recurrence of the accident that happened last time somebody won a Lamborghini!