Lebanese national Mr. Mohamad El Baba won a prize of a lifetime as Dubai Duty Free drew his ticket no. 0935 for US$1million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion, Series no. 144 earlier this morning (Tuesday).
The forty-one-year old businessman from Saida, Lebanon couldn’t believe his luck and was understandably ecstatic when he realized that he has just become a dollar millionaire.
“What a sensational news! I am extremely happy to have finally won this much awaited prize and would like to thank Dubai Duty Free for such an amazing surprise!”, commented Mr. El Baba speaking to Dubai Duty Free.
Following the Millennium Millionaire, Dubai Duty Free conducted the Finest Surprise draw announcing two winners of the luxury vehicles.
Mr. James Freney, an Italian national living in Formello, Italy won a BMW750Li (Executive) in Series no. 1526 with ticket no. 0965 while Mr. B. P. Somanna, a Dubai-based Indian national won his dream motorbike, a Ducati Monster Diesel in Series no. 212 with ticket no. 0294.
Winner of a previous Finest Surprise draw visited Dubai Duty Free today to receive her prize. Ms. Noha El Saad, a British national living in Dubai stood proudly next to her Mercedes Benz S500 which she won a few days ago when her lucky ticket no. 0769 in Series no. 1528 was drawn at the first Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters held at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on 24 May.
Noha was accompanied by her husband Bassam El Saad and was thrilled to meet the Dubai Duty Free team. “I love my new car and still can’t believe that I won it! The Finest Surprise is an amazing promotion and I will continue buying tickets for the hope of winning even a bigger prize one day!”, said Noha at the presentation.
The Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draw and presentation were conducted by Dubai Duty Free senior officials namely Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman, Salah Tahlak, Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications, Sinead El Sibai, Vice President – Marketing and Nic Bruwer, Vice President – Human Resources