Kottayam: A 25-year-old labourer who won Rs. one crore lottery prize drowned in an irrigation pool before he could get the money.
Unni, who was a painter, was seen as a 'lucky' man when he won the prize in last month's draw of the Karunya Lottery of the Kerala government.
According to reports, he slipped into an irrigation pool and died before he could receive the prize money from the lottery department.
Members of his family said Unni had been under treatment for epilepsy and he could have fallen into the pool after suffering a bout of fits. The mishap occurred while he was watering vegetables grown in a small patch of land around his house near Pala town in Kottayam district yesterday.