An Indian national who spent 37 years in Dubai finally struck gold when his ticket No.0338 in Series 253 won him US$1 Million (Rs 6.53 crore) in the latest Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire draw.
Kalapparambath Mohamed Ali Musthafa, a 58-year old father of three, who recently retired as a sales representatives for Gulf Target Holdings LLC, is now back in Kerala, India after being with the company for 17 years.
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 for his retirement.
The winner said he has no immediate plans yet on what he will do with the money, but he quickly added that he will definitely share it with his family.
“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”.
The Finest Surprise Draw to win a luxury bike was conducted directly after the Millennium Millionaire draw, which was won by a seven-year old Muhammad Hamdan Faisal. Muhammad’s father, Faisal Malik, a Dubai-based Pakistani national bought ticket No. 0433 in Series 315 under his son’s name.
Faisal, owner of an auto-parts business, is a regular participant in Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise promotion.