Chandigarh, September 23:

A farmer of village Gobindpura Papra in Sangrur district has turned lakhpati overnight as he won the first prize of (Rs.75 Lakh) Punjab State Dear 500 Friday weekly lottery.

75-years-old, Mohar Singh said that he has been buying lottery tickets for around the last 20 years and he did not even think in his wildest dreams that one day he will win such a big prize.

After submitting the ticket and required documents to the State Lotteries Department officials here, for encashment of the prize money, the lucky winner hailed the almighty for showering his blessings over him at this old age.

The Lotteries department officials assured the winner that the prize money will be credited to his bank account soon.