Devotees visiting the annual Raas Mahotsav here based on the central theme of Lord Krishna's divine love stand a chance to drive back home in a Mercedes.
Not only the Merc CLA 200, lucky ones may become the proud winner of a Toyota Innova Crysta, or a Mahindra XUV 500, or a Maruti Vitara Brezza, or one of the 11 other brands of cars.
Since 2006, a lottery contest has become an integral part of the Raas Mahotsav in this town in Assam's Barpeta district and all the prizes are cars.
This time, 1.8 lakh tickets are on offer, 20,000 more than last time, for 15 cars up for grabs, says Bibek Talukdar, secretary of the Howly Raas Lottery Committee.
The Raas festival here began on Friday and will continue till 17. The winners of the lottery contest will be announced on the last day.
"Last year, the first prize was won by a poor farmer. In 2015, the first prize was bagged by a fish monger," Talukdar told
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