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.
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.
“I’ve been participating in the draw for a long time, and I’ve won Dhs35 many times,” said the 38-year-old. “When I got the email from Mahzooz, I was expecting another Dhs35. When I saw it was a million, I was shocked. I started screaming to my wife that we won, and I couldn’t sleep that whole night.”
In a classic rags-to-riches turn of events, the 32-year-old who has never held a bank account in the UAE found himself unimaginably wealthy overnight. “I’m still grappling with how many zeroes there are in one million dirhams! Since I moved to Dubai 10 years ago, every dirham I earn has been sent to my family in Bangladesh.”
"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.
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.
Paterio, who is Mahzooz’s 19th millionaire, also has the distinction of being the first Top Prize winner of Mahzooz’s new game design, which was introduced two weeks ago.
EWINGS, managing operator of Mahzooz, saw one exceptionally fortunate participant land the grand prize of Dhs50,000,000.
The second prize of Dhs1,000,000 was shared by 16 winners who took home Dhs62,500 each after matching four out of the five winning numbers which were (4, 26, 36, 37, 38), according to Ewings, Managing Operator of Mahzooz..