Indian becomes a millionaire on Indian Independence Day thanks to Dubai raffle draw

Independence Day was doubly festive for an Indian living in Dubai who became an instant millionaire courtesy of the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire raffle draw. The result was declared on August 15, in which Bronvin S Muns won USD1 million. The event was organised at the Concourse D of Dubai International Airport.

In addition to this, a Japanese citizen also won the USD1 million prize money while two others drove away luxury vehicles.

Dubai resident Muns had ticket number 3484 of series 249, which earned him the coveted prize.

Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire raffle draw took place at the Dubai International Airport.
Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire raffle draw took place at the Dubai International Airport. Photo courtesy: DMM

The second millionaire was Japanese citizen Tomoyuki Kawana, having ticket number 3963 of series 250. He is the first ever Japanese national to have won USD1 million since the inception of the DMM promotion in 1999.

However, a Pakistani and an Indian were lucky to win a luxury car and a motorbike respectively.

A Pakistani national living in Dubai, Muzammil, won the Aston Martin Rapide in Series 1661 with ticket no. 1705. A regular participant of the promotion, Muzammil, who purchased his lucky ticket from the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise desk at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, commented, "It was an unexpected call and I was really surprised. This was such a wonderful news for my family."

Another Indian living in Oman, Zaheer A Asharikandi, won the stylish motorbike BMW S 1000 R with ticket no. 952 in Series 312, which he bought at Dubai International Airport.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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