This post was originally published on 1 February 2017.
An Indian storekeeper joined the list of Dubai Duty Free millionaires as his lucky ticket no. 1584 in Series 235 was drawn on Tuesday morning at the Dubai International Airport
Ajesh Padmanabhan, who lives in Sharjah, is a regular participant in the Millennium Millionaire promotion.
The father of two, who works as a store keeper at the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, was speechless, DDF said in a statement.
Meanwhile, another two winners have also been announced in the Finest Surprise Promotion.
Dany Zahra, a Dubai-based Lebanese national, purchased winning ticket no. 0729 in Series 1640 under his daughter Daniella Zahra’s name and won an Aston Martin Vantage Sportshift (Stratus White). Zaha is the managing director of a construction company and will celebrate his birthday in a few days.
Prajwal Raj Paudel, a Nepalese from Dubai, has become a second time winner of a Ducati Monster Bike 821 (Red) in Series 297 with ticket no 0674. He won his first bike on December 20, 2016.
The Millennium Millionaire offers a one-in-5,000 chance to win US $1 million. This popular promotion has already created over 160 dollar millionaires where two winners have won twice.
Every passenger arriving, departing or transiting through Dubai International Airport is welcome to enter the draw. Each draw is limited to only 5,000 tickets. Tickets can also be purchased online.
So far, Indian nationals have won the maximum number of Millennium Millionaire draws.
The latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draws were conducted by Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO; Ramesh Cidambi, COO; Nic Bruwer, Executive Vice President Commercial; Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President, Marketing; Sean Staunton, Senior Vice President Retail Sales and Joselito Chu, Assistant Manager Display.