Officials of Dubai Duty Free conduct draw in Concourse D at Dubai International Airport.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
An American national was announced as the new $1 million winner in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion at the draw held in Concourse D at Dubai International Airport.
Michael Carfagno became a dollar millionaire when his ticket number 0195 in Millennium Millionaire Series 366, with which he purchased online onJuly 31, 2021, was drawn on Wednesday.
Carfagno is the eleventh American national to win $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999.
Given the time difference in the USA, he was unavailable for immediate comment, but will no doubt be surprised when he learns of his newfound fortune.
Wednesday's Millennium Millionaire draw was conducted by Dubai Duty Free's Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Cidambi, Bernard Creed, SVP – Finance and Michael Schmidt, SVP - Retail Support.
Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, a presentation to previous winner of $1 million in Series 365 took place.
Sabu Alamittath, winner of $1 million in Millennium Millionaire Series 365 with ticket number 4465, is the 182nd Indian national to have won $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999.
He was delighted as he was greeted warmly by the Dubai Duty Free team at Wednesday's presentation.
Upon receiving his ceremonial cheque, he commented, “I am humbled and delighted for this amazing win. Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free.”
A regular participant in Dubai Duty Free’s promotion for more than five years, Alamittath purchased his winning ticket online on 25th July.
Following the presentation, the Finest Surprise draw was conducted for two luxury vehicles.
Mohammed Aslam, a 45 year old American national based in Virginia, USA won a Bentley Bentayga V8 (Beluga) car, with ticket number 0975 in Finest Surprise Series 1781 which he purchased online on Aug.12, 2021.
Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, Aslam who moved to the US in 1996, has been participating in Dubai Duty Free’s promotion for 12 years now.
The father of two boys who works in an IT company was delighted with the news that he won a car with the ticket number under his birthdate and commented.
“Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free. This is such as great news to hear when you wake up at this early hour. I’m speechless!”
RO Antonio, a 52 year old Indian national based in Dubai won a BMW S 1000 R (Racing Red) motorbike, with ticket number 0863 in Finest Surprise Series 466 which he purchased online on Aug.11, 2021.
A regular participant in Dubai Duty Free’s promotion since 2011, Antonio is a father of two girls and works as an accountant.
“I’ve been trusting this promotion for a very long time. I encourage everyone to try this and to never lose hope that they will win one day. Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free!” he said.
Haroon Almulla will be taking home $1 million for his ticket number 1283 in Series 309 that he bought online.
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.
Rahul Julka, a 53 year-old Indian national based in Port Harcourt in Nigeria became the latest dollar millionaire in Millennium Millionaire Series 352 with ticket number 4965, which he purchased online on 17th February.
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