Did you know Dubai has a Duty Free lottery? And when you are next changing flights in Dubai, you can buy a ticket!
Here is a story about someone who won:
As Dubai Duty Free is heading to its busy period, the operation continues to bring luck to the avid fans of its popular Millennium Millionaire promotion by announcing two lucky dollar millionaires in Series 208 and Series 209 which were drawn today in Terminal 1 – Concourse C.
First up was Mr. Noushad Mohammed Usman, a Dubai-based Indian national who has been trying for years before he finally stuck gold in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion. The news reached the lucky winner while on holiday in his home city, Edavanna, India.
A forty-seven-year-old owner of a restaurant business in Dubai, Mr. Usman and his family are arranging their return trips to Dubai now to visit Dubai Duty Free and receive the cheque for the much-awaited prize. Mr. Usman’s lucky ticket was no. 1635 in Series 208.
Another dollar millionaire announced today was Mr. Ali Al Suhaibani, a Saudi national from Dhahran who was overwhelmed to hear the news of his amazing win.
Mr. Suhaibani, a forty-eight-year-old electrical engineer by profession won the Millennium Millionaire promotion in Series 209 with ticket no. 2216. Commenting on his stroke of luck Mr. Suhaibani said: ‘It is a very emotional moment for me and my family. I am a regular participant of the Millennium Millionaire promotion and thrilled that I finally got the lucky ticket!’
A presentation was made directly after the draw to Millennium Millionaire winner in Series 207, Mr. Thushara De Silva, a Sri Lankan national living in Mombasa, Kenya. Mr. De Silva, a co-owner of a tea business in Kenya took some time off and flew into Dubai to meet the Dubai Duty Free team and receive his million dollar cheque.
‘The day I received a call from Dubai Duty Free I couldn’t believe that it was real. I have been participating in the Millennium Millionaire since the first draw and never lose a chance to buy a ticket whenever I travel via Dubai.
‘I’m excited to meet the Dubai Duty Free team and would like to thank them for this opportunity they have been given to the participants to win US$1 million in prize money.’
Two more winners were unveiled today in the Finest Surprise Promotion, one of the longest running duty free promotions in the world.
Mr. Ziad Elchehabi, an American national living in Houston won a sporty Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe in Series 1613 with ticket no. 1087 while a Japanese national, Unoki Mio from Machida-shi, Tokyo won a Ducati Monster 821 Stripe Special in Series 274 with ticket no. 0727.
The Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draw and presentation were conducted by Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, Ramesh Cidambi, Senior Vice President – IT & Logistics, Sinead El Sibai, Vice President – Marketing and Nic Bruwer, Vice President – Human Resources in the presence of the passengers and staff in Concourse C, Dubai International Airport.