Pakistani and Indian hit $1m jackpot in Dubai

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The two online ticket buyers were the latest winners in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw

Dubai, May 9-  A Pakistani and an Indian national hit the $1 million (Dh3.6 million) jackpot in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw held on Tuesday.

The two online ticket buyers were announced winners at Concourse D in Terminal 1 of Dubai International Airport.

 Lamia Mustafa, a 34 year old housewife from Karachi, Pakistan bought her second Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire ticket online in Series 270 with ticket number 4912 — a number based on her husband’s birthdate.

A regular participant to Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire, Mustafa couldn’t believe her luck.

“I never lose hope, I know that one day I will win and this is the day! Thank you Dubai Duty Free for this awesome win,” she said.

Meanwhile, Arun Bhaskaran Pillai, a 31-year-old Indian national from Sharjah, also bought his lucky ticket online in Series 271 with ticket number 1882.

A material controller for Lamprell Energy Ltd in Sharjah, will be splitting the prize with his four other friends, with one living in the UAE while the other three in Kerala, India, who shared the ticket cost.

“This is unbelievable. I never thought this can happen to me but then it does. I can’t wait to share this good news to my friends.”

Following the Millennium Millionaire draw three more winners were announced in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Promotion.

Frederick Bendle, a 62-year-old British national based in Dubai, won a Porsche Panamera 4 (Night Blue Metallic). Bendle, who works as CEO for Glencore Company has been buying the ticket for the past 18 years.

Another car winner was A.R. Al Jafary, a 70-year-old Saudi Arabian national from Dammam, won the BMW 750 Li Luxury (Magellan Grey).

Meanwhile, Krishna Naidoo, a 63-year-old Australian national, won the BMW R 1200 GS Exclusive Edition motorbike. An owner of a construction company in Queensland, bought his first ever ticket to Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Promotion on his way back from London.

Courtesy: Gulf News

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