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Two Indians win $1m in Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion


Dubai Duty Free officials conduct raffle draw at Concourse D of Dubai International Airport.

Lady luck smiled on two Indians on Tuesday as they were declared lucky winners of Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion in Series 310 and Series 311 which took place at Concourse D of Dubai International Airport.

Sree Sunil Sreedharan, an Indian national from Abu Dhabi will be taking home $1 million for his winning ticket number 4638 in Series 310.

He was uncontactable at the time of the raffle draw announcement and will surely be surprised to hear of his win.

Meanwhile, Lalit Sharma, a 37-year old Indian national from Chennai won $1 million for his ticket number 3743 in Series 311.

This is Sharma’s second ticket in the dollar promotion which he bought online.

Sharma, owner of Satyam Timber and Plywood business, commenting on his winning said:  “I really cannot believe this good news, but I will definitely expand my business, help my family and do some charity works.  Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free.”

Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, two winners of luxury vehicles were also announced in the Finest Surprise Promotion.

Ibrahim Bitar, a 48-year-old American national based in Dubai won an Audi Q8 3.0 (Florett Silver Metallic) in Series 1729 with ticket number 1281. 

Bitar bought a total of seven tickets online for this particular series. A resident of Dubai for 11 years,  Bitar is a regular participant of the DDF Free Finest Surprise promotion for over 3 years now.  

“Thank you very much Dubai Duty Free! I can finally put my old car to rest”, said Bitar during his phone conversation earlier with a DDF official.

Juma Mohammed Abdulla, a 25-year-old Emirati national from Ajman won an Indian Scout (Smoke Black Icon) motorbike in Series 379 with ticket number 0440.

Abdulla, who works for a retail company since 2013, bought his third ticket when he travelled to the Philippines for a holiday.

“I can’t believe that I won, this is my third ticket purchased for this promotion, and I am just feeling great. Thank you Dubai Duty Free”, said Abdulla.

Tuesday’s draw was conducted by Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing and Michael Schmidt, Senior Vice President – Retail Support.

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