UAE: Indian man wins $1m in Dubai Duty Free raffle, says it’s life-changing for his family – News

Three more to chase each of the luxury vehicles

Published: Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:51 PM

Last update: Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:52 PM

An Indian businessman, who runs a small IT business in Kerala, has been announced as the newest millionaire in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Milestone Series 400.

Mohammed Nazarudeen became a million dollar winner with ticket number 3768, which he bought online on August 31. A regular participant in the Dubai Duty Free promotion since 2014, Nazarudeen had purchased two Series 400 tickets.

The father-of-two just arrived today after visiting a family member in Doha, Qatar. He missed the Dubai Duty Free Facebook ‘live’ draw and was delighted to receive a call from Dubai Duty Free to let him know he had won.

“This is a life changing moment for me and my family. I really appreciate the people and the company behind this promotion. Thank you very much, Dubai Duty Free,” he said.

Nazarudeen is the 196th Indian national to win $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999 and Indian nationals make up the largest number of Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire ticket buyers.

Commenting on the Milestone Series 400, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice President and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, said: “We are proud to have reached this milestone as it means we have already donated $400 million and changed lives. many people in 47 countries. We even had eight winners who won the promotion twice. Congratulations to our 400th winner, Mohammed Nazarudeen, and thank you to all of our loyal customers who have participated in this promotion since 1999.”

Following the Millennium Millionaire raffle, the Finest Surprise raffle was conducted for three luxury vehicles.

Zachary Vannoy, an American national based in Virginia, USA, won a BMW 750Li xDrive M Sport car (Donington Grey), with ticket number 1166 in Finest Surprise Series 1816, which he purchased while driving to Cairo for vacation.

Meanwhile, Said Gedeon, a Lebanese national based in Beirut, won a BMW R 1250 R motorcycle (Black Storm Metallic), with ticket number 0272 in Finest Surprise Series 512, which he purchased online on August 19.

Finally, Naheed Pandey, a 52-year-old Indian national based in Mumbai, India, won a BMW R nineT Urban G/S (Imperial Blue Metallic) motorcycle, with ticket number 0373 in Finest Surprise Series 513, which he bought on August 29. on the way back to Mumbai.

A regular participant in the Dubai Duty Free promotion for 15 years now, a mother of three works in real estate.

“I’m very excited! I really have no words to say as this is my first time winning. I’m so happy. Thank you, Dubai Duty Free,” she said.


Christy J. Olson