The saying “Fortune knocks once at every man’s door”, came as true for an Andhra based Beggar.
A 35-year-old physically-challenged beggar living in suburb Vellarada has won a prize money of Rs 65 lakh in Kerala Akshaya Lottery. He had bought ten tickets from a local agency at Panachamoodu, and ticket number AK 651665 had won him the first prize.
The local lottery agent took Ponnaiyya to the police station , who took him into State Bank of India branch to complete the formalities.
Ponnaiya hails from Anantapur district of Andhra, Ponnaiyya turned into beggar after he lost leg in an accident. After winning the lottery , he was reunited with his family.