A 20-year-old electrical engineering student from Maharashtra’s Latur district, Shradha Mengshete, bagged Rs 1 crore in the mega-draw of the Lucky Grahak Yojana for consumers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She 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.
She said, “I was informed two days ago that I have won a Rs 1 crore cash prize and would be felicitated for the same by Prime Minister during his visit to Nagpur on Friday. I don’t know where to spend the money that I will receive as cash prize. Never thought of getting such a huge sum. I will not spend the money for some time as I want to finish my studies first.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday felicitated winners of a mega-draw of two national incentive schemes for digital transactions — Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana.
Under the schemes, which have now ended, 1.60 million persons won varying prizes of a total of Rs 258 crore across India.
The 2nd prize of Rs 50 lakh was won by Hardik Kumar from Khambhat in Gujarat. The 29-year-old is a primary school teacher, who used his RuPay card for making a transaction of Rs 1,100.
Under the Digi-dhan Vyapar Yojana category for merchants, was won by Anand Ananthapadmanabhan for accepting a payment of Rs 300 at GRT Jewellers in Tambaram, Chennai.
The 100 days of DigiDhan Melas, of the Central government NITI Aayog in 100 cities across India, have had a huge impact in enabling increased usage of digital payment methods.