Filipino delivery driver wins Dhs1m in Dubai’s Mahzooz draw - GulfToday

Filipino delivery driver wins Dhs1m in Dubai’s Mahzooz draw


Roland plans to get married and build house for mother in Philippines.

Abu Dhabi resident and Filipino expat Roland was one of the two lucky winners of Dhs1,000,000 each in the 27th weekly live Mahzooz draw.

The winning participants matched five out of six numbers and shared the Dhs2 million rolled-over second prize. The lucky winners have become the eighth and ninth Mahzooz millionaires in 2021.

Roland, who works as a delivery driver for a cake shop, knew that luck would shine his way one day.  “I’ve been participating in the draw from day one and I never lost hope,” said the 38-year-old.


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“I always knew my lucky day would come and when it came on Saturday, I couldn’t believe it. When I saw that my numbers matched, I was so excited that I couldn’t sleep. I even had to check my blood pressure the next morning! I never thought that I’d become a millionaire but now I know for sure that everything in life is possible.”

Roland plans to use his winnings to give his partner the wedding of her dreams. “We have been talking about getting married for a long time and now we can finally afford it,” said Roland.

Additionally, after over 10 years in the UAE, Roland is excited at the chance to help his family back in the Philippines.

“I can finally buy land for my mother so she can build her dream home,” said Roland. “I also want to help out my brother. Ever since I was little, he’s supported me through everything – going to college, moving to the UAE. None of this would have been possible without him.”

As for Roland himself, he will keep trying his luck with Mahzooz and shared these words for other participants. “Don’t stop or you might miss your chance. Continue forward, keep your hopes, and one day you’ll be the lucky one.”

Along with Roland, an Emirati national also matched five out of six numbers and claimed Dhs1,000,000. The two men shared the Dhs2,000,000 second prize, which was doubled in accordance with the Rules of Mahzooz, after going unclaimed in the 26th draw.

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