Everyone has a dream to become a crorepati, there are two ways to earn lots of money either you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth or work very hard day and night to become rich.
But A 20-year-old girl from Maharashtra has become a crorepati overnight by winning Rs. 1 crore prize under the Lucky Grahak Yojana scheme, which aims at promoting cashless transactions. Shradha Mengshette is a second year student of Electrical Engineering from Latur, emerged as the winner of Rs. 1 crore mega draw for consumers.
She was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Nagpur
She won the huge amount for making a transaction of Rs. 1,590 through her RuPay card online to pay the monthly EMI for her new mobile phone.
There were two incentive schemes – Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana – which were ended after a 100-day information, education and communication campaign led by NITI Aayog to make digital payments a mass movement in India.
Under the schemes, Rs. 258 crore of prize money was won by 16 lakh winners, including customers and merchants belonging to various parts of the country..
The second prize of Rs. 50 lakh, under the Lucky Grahak Yojana for consumers, was won by Hardik Kumar from Gujarat.He is a 29-year-old is a primary school teacher, who used his RuPay card for making a transaction of Rs. 1,100.
Another RuPay card transaction, of just Rs. 100, won Bharat Singh a hefty amount Rs. 25 lakh.He hails from Uttarakhand
The first prize of Rs. 50 lakh, under the DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana category for merchants, was won by Anand Ananthapadmanabhan for accepting a payment of Rs. 300 at GRT Jewellers in Tambaram, Chennai. Anantapadmanabhan donated his prize money to the Clean Ganga campaign.
The second prize of Rs. 25 lakh was won by Ragini Rajendra Uttekar, owner of a small beauty parlor in Thane in Maharashtra. She accepted a payment of Rs. 510, which won her the prize.
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 had accepted a payment of Rs. 2,000 on his PoS machine.