Originally from the Cochin area of Kerala, Antony has lived in Oman for the past 16 years. He has been a regular participant in Mahzooz from day one but has never had a big win, until now.
"I have spent almost half the money giving back to friends and family who lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 crisis, and I bought so many things for people in need,” Ben Samuel says.
Australia had posted 338 in their first innings and then bowled out India for 244, thus attaining a 94-run lead. The hosts declared their second innings at 312/6, setting a 407-run target.
Nina Elmina Sanchez, the grand prize winner, said: “I have been in the UAE for a year only and the last thing I expected was to be become a millionaire. What a great start for 2021, thank you Al Ansari Exchange for giving me this opportunity and changing my life.”
The raffle draw winners are Hassan and Zulfqar from Pakistan, and Ramnagina from India. Thanks to Mahzooz, all three raffle winners now have the chance to transform their lives.
As many as 34 participants matched four out of five numbers and shared the second prize of Dhs1,000,000 securing Dhs29,411 each. 1,674 other winners matched three out of five numbers and received the third prize of Dhs350 each.
The lucky top prize winners scooped up Dhs10,000,000 after matching all five numbers which were 7,9,17,19,21. While the top prize winners’ lives have changed forever, the 88th Mahzooz draw saw 3,349 other winners walk away with substantial prize money totalling Dhs12,421,750.
Speaking at the press conference held at EWINGS’ headquarters to introduce the two winners to the attending journalists, Farid Samji, CEO of EWINGS, operator of Mahzooz said: “Participants from India and the Philippines top the list of our players respectively.
2022 started on a high note for six lucky individuals today when Dubai Duty Free announced the latest winners of its famous Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise promotions at the draw held in Concourse C of Dubai International Airport.
“I’ve seen my roommates participate for months and thought it was time I did too. I was very nervous as it was my first time participating, so I selected the numbers randomly. My late grandparents’ blessings have brought me this money as the lifeline to save my family.”