IPL 2021: Bihar barber becomes overnight millionnaire – It is everyone’s dream to become a millionaire overnight but that hardly happens and when it does, for expected reasons, it amuses people. That is exactly what happened to a barber from Bihar named Ashok Kumar. Coming from underprivileged background, only playing cricket could have taken him to that feat but it wasn’t the case. Instead, he made a team on Dream11 for Rs 50 and that yielded him a return of Rs 1 Crore.
Fantasy gaming platforms like Dream11 have tempted users with big jackpots. Ashok Kumar, from Bihar’s Madhubani district, too was tempted. He made a fantasy team for the IPL 2021 match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Ridders and joined a league for Rs 50. He was left stunned when he saw his team was on the top and he won Rs 1 crore. He was soon called and told that Rs 70 lakh would be credited to his account after deducting 30% tax.
IPL 2021: “After the match, I came in the first position and won Rs one crore. The official call also came soon after. I was told that a sum of Rs 70 lakh would be credited into my account in the next two days. The money will be paid after the deduction of taxes. I couldn’t sleep that night,” Ashok Kumar, who runs a barbershop in Andharthandi, told the Indian Express.
IPL 2021: It wasn’t the first time though he tried his luck in winning the jackpot but he had to be satisfied with small amounts. He had been making fantasy teams on such platforms but it was only on September 26 that his choices proved correct.
“I selected the Chennai Super King and Kolkata Knight Riders teams after paying the entry fee of Rs 50. I never thought I would be so lucky. When the match ended, the team I had selected performed remarkably. They have helped me win that contest,” he said.
IPL 2021: However, Ashok Kumar isn’t leaving his job anytime soon despite winning the jackpot. He said he loves his job and will continue to do what he loves. As for the huge prize money, he said he would use that to pay off all his debts and build a house.
“I love my job as a barber and it will continue. I will first clear the debts with the winning amount and then construct a house for my family,” he said.
However, if you think you can too become overnight millionnaire, be careful. Such fantasy games can be addictive and in some states it is considered gambling.