Indian expatriate Jayaprakash Balureddy won 1kg of gold at the Dubai Shopping Festival, and he knows exactly what to do with it!
The gold he won will help him prepare for his wedding and help educate children in his hometown.
The man won the gold at the Dubai Gold and Jewelry Group (DGJG) for this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival.
"This is definitely a big help for me. This is like receiving my three years’ worth of salary at one time only. That’s why I want to help," Balureddy, an air conditioner technician, told Gulf News.
"I want to use a portion of the money to help my family and also for my wedding on February 10. I will use some of it to pay off my loan here," Balureddy, the sole breadwinner of his family, said.
Balureddy said he will use the rest of the money, roughly Dh50,000, to help send underprivileged children to school in his village.
"I know how they feel. I myself had difficulty getting an education because we had no money when I was growing up. So I want to help."
"I didn’t believe it at first when they called me because I had just bought the gold an hour before that. I asked myself, how can this happen?" he added.