New Delhi: Twenty-year-old Shraddha Mohan Mengshette, a second-year electrical engineering student from Latur district in Maharashtra, won Rs 1 crore in the Lucky Grahak Yojana draw for consumers launched by the government to boost digital payments after it decided to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 current notes.
Shraddha Mohan Mengshette won the reward for making a transaction of Rs 1,590 through her RuPay card online to pay the monthly EMI for her new mobile phone.
The second prize of Rs 50 lakh was bagged by 29-year-old primary school teacher Hardik Kumar from Khambhat in Gujarat for using his RuPay card for making a transaction of Rs 1,100.
Another RuPay card transaction, of just Rs 100, won Bharat Singh from Sherpur village in Uttarakhand the third prize of Rs 25 lakh. The first prize of Rs 50 lakh, under the Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana, another incentive scheme for traders and merchants, was won by Anand Ananthapadmanabhan for accepting a payment of Rs 300 at his jewellery shop in Tambaram in Tamil Nadu.
Ragini Rajendra Uttekar, owner of a small beauty parlour in Thane, won the second prize of Rs 25 lakh. She had accepted a digital payment of Rs 510. The third prize of Rs 12 lakh was won by 33-year-old Shaik Rafi who runs a wholesale clothing store in Ameerpet, Telangana. He accepted a payment of Rs 2,000 on his PoS machine.