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.
"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.
Siddique who hails from Lahore in Pakistan is the 19th Pakistani national to have won $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999.
Grandhi who hails from Hyderabad in India is the 168th Indian national to have won $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999.
A Dubai Airport staff member from India became a US dollar millionaire while three other winners will drive away in a luxury vehicle as their winning tickets were drawn on Wednesday.
Khussain Yeremeshev, a Kazakhstani and Kamalasanan Nadar Vasu, a 56 year old Indian take home a million dollars.
Seven other lucky shoppers won gold sets, diamond rings and gemstones.
Kanakaraja, who hails from Tamil Nadu and has been a resident of Ajman for 27 years, was emotional after learning that the ticket which he purchased on Feb. 21, 2020, under his son’s name gave him the surprise of a lifetime.
An Abu Dhabi resident for 25 years, Martis ran his own software company in Abu Dhabi and regularly buys his ticket online and always choose his lucky number “666.”