A 20-year old girl, Shradha Mengshette, from Latur, Maharashtra, has won a prize money of Rs 1 crore, by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, under the Lucky Grahak Yojana Scheme.
A second year student of Electrical Engineering, emerged as the winner of Rs 1 crore mega draw for consumers. She has won the reward, for making digital transaction of Rs 1,590, through her RuPay card online to pay the monthly EMI for her new mobile phone.
The two new incentive schemes, Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana, ended after a 100-day information, education and communication campaign led by National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, to make digital payments, a mass movement in India.
Under the schemes, a prize money, of Rs 258 crore, was won by 16 lakh winners, including customers and merchants, belonging to various parts of the country. Modi felicitated the winners of the Mega Draw, and highlighted the need to spread digital payments revolution in the country.
The second prize, worth Rs 50 lakh, was won by Hardik Kumar from Khambhat (Cambay) in Gujarat, under the Lucky Grahak Yojana for consumers. Hardik (29) is a primary school teacher, who used his RuPay card for making a transaction of Rs 1,100, while the third prize of Rs 25 lakh, was won by Bharat Singh from the Sherpur village in Uttarakhand. Bharat made a transaction of Rs 100 using the RuPay card.
Under the DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana category for merchants, the first prize of Rs 50 lakh was won by Anand Ananthapadmanabhan for accepting a payment of Rs 300 at GRT Jewellers in Tambaram, Chennai. He later donated his prize money to the Clean Ganga campaign. The second prize of Rs 25 lakh was won by Ragini Rajendra Uttekar, an 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 whole sale clothing store in Ameerpet, Telangana. He had accepted a payment of Rs 2,000 on his Point of Sale (PoS) machine.