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 big winner was from Egypt, Asmaa Al Awani, who won the grand prize, a brand-new BMW car, while 5 shoppers won shopping worth Dhs5,000, 10 winners won Dhs2,500 shopping vouchers, and 10 lucky shoppers won a cash prize worth Dhs1,000 for each.
Expressing his pleasure with the success of the 31st edition of the Festival in achieving its high sales and attracting over 2,000 shopping malls and retail stores to take part in the event, Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI, pointed to the efforts of the organising bodies’ success in holding the event.
Both the winners, Rustamkhan, 34, and Vinod, 43, are from Rajasthan and Kerala states respectively and made their dreams come true by matching five out of six numbers and sharing the Dhs1 million second prize.
Emirates Draw, a UAE-based, socially responsible trading and events company, announced earlier this month that it is launching an exciting new initiative, a CSR-based weekly draw.
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.