This post was originally published on 22 September 2015.
Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has drawn the winner of its latest millionaire raffle draw, with Indian national Sudish Sukumaran winning the coveted cash prize.
Sudish Sukumaran, QDF’s 20th winner of the Millionaire Draw, will take home 1 million US Dollar (approximately 6.5 crore Rupees).
QDF has also announced that Abdullah al-Shareef, a Saudi national, has become the owner of a Bentley Continental GT Speed courtesy of its luxury car draw without even travelling to HIA, having purchased the winning ticket online.
Both prize draws were conducted at HIA and presided over by QDF’s vice-president of branded stores, Luis Gasset, and Hamad International Airport’s vice-president (commercial – HIA) Abdulaziz al-Mass.
The winning millionaire and luxury car tickets were numbered 3069 and 0511, respectively.
Sudish, who lives in Doha, said: “When I received information that I had won the prize, I immediately called my wife and family to share the wonderful moment with them.”
He wants to save money for his children’s education. “I want my children to have the opportunity to complete their academic studies at the best schools and universities available.
Thank you Qatar Duty-Free for this amazing opportunity,” he said.
20 Millionaires, 147 luxury cars in 9 years
Keith Hunter, senior vice-president of QDF, said: “Qatar Duty-Free’s Millionaire Draw has created 20 extremely grateful millionaires in the past nine years.
Together with the 147 luxury car draws we have completed, Qatar Duty-Free has been able to create many special occasions for passengers travelling through Hamad International Airport. The next luxury car draw will be for a highly-desirable and rare Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a highlight for 2015.”
15 of 20 millionaires are Indians
Below is the list of all winners from previous 9 years. Interestingly, 15 of the past 20 winners are from India, with the majority being from Kerala.
About QDF Millionaire Draw
“The QDF Millionaire Draw is a highly popular promotion with only 5,000 tickets sold for each prize draw and has continued to generate a tremendous response from passengers since its introduction in 2006,” according to a statement.
Future opportunities for departing and transit passengers to purchase USD Millionaire raffle tickets are also available online.
For more details on how to win, one can visit Qatar Duty Free website and buy a ticket from QDF.