Officials conduct draw at the Dubai Airshow Site in Dubai World Central.
On the third day of the Dubai Airshow 2019, Dubai Duty Free announced the latest winners of the popular Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draw held at the Dubai Airshow Site in Dubai World Central.
Louis Stephen Martis, a 48 year old Indian national based in Abu Dhabi became the latest $1 million winner in Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire in Series 316 with ticket number 0666 he purchased online.
An Abu Dhabi resident for 25 years, Martis ran his own software company in Abu Dhabi and regularly buys his ticket online and always choose his lucky number “666.”
A father of two and a native of Bangalore, Martis commented when asked about his initial plans for his win, “10% will go to charity while the remaining will save for my children education and some investments.”
“This is the best news I ever received in my life! I know my luck will come one day and I happy that it finally came true. Thank you Dubai Duty Free, this is indeed a wonderful blessing for my family” added Mr. Martis.
Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, two other winners were announced in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw.
James Atem, a 47 year old New Zealander from Australia won a BMW 750Li xDrive M Sport (Bermina Grey) in Series no.1735 with ticket number 0215.
A first time ticket buyer, Atem bought one Finest Surprise and one Millennium Millionaire ticket on his way back to Australia one month after his wedding in Sudan.
Atem works in a mining company in Karratha, Western Australia for 10 years and couldn’t believe his luck with his first ever ticket to Dubai Duty Free promotion.
“Although I didn’t get the $1 million but to win for my first ever ticket is something unbelievable. Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free, you are the best and your promotion is excellent,”
Lastly, Robert Peter Martin, an Indian national based in Dubai won an Aprilia Dorsoduro (Adrenalinic Silver) motorbike in Series 387 with ticket number 0509. Martin was not contactable at the moment but will surely be surprised when he learns of the good news.
The Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draw was conducted by Dubai Duty Free Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi, Executive Vice President for Corporate Services, Salah Tahlak, Bernard Creed, SVP – Finance and Zayed Al Shebli, Vice President - Loss Prevention and Corporate Security.
Khussain Yeremeshev, a Kazakhstani and Kamalasanan Nadar Vasu, a 56 year old Indian take home a million dollars.
Siddique who hails from Lahore in Pakistan is the 19th Pakistani national to have won $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999.
A Dubai resident for 16 years, Aranha works as a Management Accountant at Atlantis The Palm.
Kanakaraja, who hails from Tamil Nadu and has been a resident of Ajman for 27 years, was emotional after learning that the ticket which he purchased on Feb. 21, 2020, under his son’s name gave him the surprise of a lifetime.
The 53rd draw saw 26 winners share the Dhs1,000,000 second prize, taking home Dhs38,462 each. The top prize of Dhs10,000,000 is still up for grabs in the upcoming Grand Draw on Dec.4, 2021 at
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