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Lucky e-grahak from Latur wins Rs 1 crore

ANI  |  Latur (Maharashtra) [India] 

A 20-year-old girl from Maharashtra's Latur has won Rs one crore under the 'Lucky Grahak Yojana' scheme, which aims at promoting cashless transactions.

Prime Minister Modi had announced a reward of Rs one crore to boost payments.

Under the 'lucky draw' scheme, Shraddha Mohan Mengshette, a second year student of Electrical Engineering from Latur, emerged as the winner of the reward.

She won the reward for making a of Rs 1,590 through her card online to pay the monthly EMI for her new mobile phone.

She was felicitated by Prime Minister Modi in

"I was informed two days ago that I have won a Rs one crore cash prize and would be felicitated for the same by the Prime Minister during his visit to on Friday. I don't know where to spend the money that I will receive. Never thought of I would win such a huge amount. I will not spend the money for some time as I want to finish my studies first," Shraddha said.

Her father, Mohan Mengshette, owns a small grocery shop, while her mother is a housewife.

The two incentive schemes, 'Lucky Grahak Yojana' and 'DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana' ended after a 100-day information, education and communication campaign led by NITI Aayog to make payments a mass movement in India.

The second prize of Rs 50 lakh was bagged by a 29-year-old primary school teacher, Hardik Kumar, from Khambhat in Gujarat for using his card for making a of Rs 1,100.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 11:07 IST