The draw for Dubai Duty Free’s 176th Millennium Millionaire took place on 14 October 2014 where Mr. Biju Jose Chakkalakkal, an Indian national living in Dubai won a staggering prize of a lifetime, US$ 1 million (Rs 6.17 crore)
The winning ticket no. 2086 was drawn by Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free along with George Horan, President, Salah Tahlak, Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications and Sinead El Sibai, Vice President – Marketing in the presence of passengers and staff in Concourse C, Dubai International Airport.
The lucky dollar millionaire, Mr. Chakkalakkal who is currently on a holiday in India was speechless when he heard the news of his new found wealth.
Commenting on his stroke of luck Mr. Chakkalakkal said: “I had a gut feeling that this day will come and finally I made it! My family has always encouraged me not to give up and now, thanks to Dubai Duty Free and lady luck my perseverance has finally paid off. I’m looking forward now to come back to Dubai to receive the much-awaited prize.”
The Millennium Millionaire Promotion was first introduced in 1999 and in its 15-year lifespan has resulted in 176 US$1million cheques being presented to winners from all around the globe.
Source : Dubai Duty Free