Indian wins USD1 million in Dubai raffle

Lady Luck smiled on an Indian national as he won USD1 million (AED 3.67 million) in the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw. The person struck gold as he retired to Kerala after spending 37 years in United Arab Emirates.

Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw being conducted at Dubai International Airport.
Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw being conducted at Dubai International Airport. Photo courtesy: DDF

58-year-old Indian national Kalapparambath Mohamed Ali Musthafa recently retired as a sales representative from Gulf Target Holdings LLC. He bought his third ticket for the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in August, just a few days before flying back home to India.

The lucky man purchased ticket number 0338 in Series 253 which led him to join the millionaire club of Dubai’s raffle draw.

Sharing his excitement, Musthafa said, “I am very grateful to Dubai Duty Free for this new fortune which I will share with my family especially to my two sons living in Abu Dhabi.”

Another lucky person who won a luxury bike was seven-year old Muhammad Hamdan Faisal. He emerged victorious in the Finest Surprise draw that was conducted directly after the Millennium Millionaire draw.

Muhammad’s father, Faisal Malik, a Dubai-based Pakistani national, bought ticket No 0433 in Series 315 under his son's name. His father is a regular participant in Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise promotions.

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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