Mrs Pillay’s husband, Mahesh, bought the winning ticket under her name and split the ticket cost with his 10 Indian, 1 Lebanese and 1 Filipino colleagues from Rais Hassan Saadi, a shipping and freight company in Dubai.
"Becoming a millionaire on the eve of my birthday feels wonderful and surprising. This is undoubtedly the best birthday gift I’ve ever received in my entire life," said Raja.
A 2-year-old Indian boy Kshan Yogesh Gola and a Kenyan national Ashwani Ganjoo became millionaires on Wednesday when the latest draw for Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise promotion were announced.
The 45th weekly live Mahzooz draw has transformed the lives of nine lucky winners who shared the Dhs1m prize. All nine participants matched five out of the six winning numbers (7, 15, 18, 20, 22, 40) and bagged Dhs111,111 each.
A Saudi Arabian and an Australian national became the latest millionaires after the Dubai Duty Free conducted the draw for Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise promotion on Wednesday.
An Indian expat Ryan Valdeiro got richer by $1 million after his ticket number 0274 of series 374 was drawn in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire at the draw held on Tuesday at the Dubai Airshow site.
Maverick Antcliff completed a roller coaster morning with a closing eagle to join Aaron Rai at the top of the leaderboard as the delayed second round of the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open was completed on Saturday.
The 26th staging of the Dubai Duty Free UAE Nationals Cup attracted a strong field of players from all age ranges and it was Rashid Al Jassmy who emerged as the overall champion on a countback of 36 stableford points at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club.
Lucas Herbert, the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic champion, shot a 64 (8 under par) to lead by one shot after the first round of the €3 million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open held at Mount Juliet in Ireland on Thursday.