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Two Groups Of Colleagues Win US$1 Million Each At Dubai Duty Free Draw.Four Other Winners Won Luxury Vehicles.
(6 August 2019)


Two groups of colleagues along with four luxury vehicle winners were announced at the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draw held today, 6th August in Concourse A, Dubai International Airport.

Mr. Neeraj Hari, a 29-year old Indian national based in Dubai has become a dollar millionaire when the ticket No. 2711 that he bought online was drawn in Millennium Millionaire Series 306. As a resident of Dubai for 4 years and a regular participant of the Dubai Duty Free promotions, Mr. Hari works for a logistics company in Jebel Ali and split the ticket cost with his 10 other colleagues.'Many thanks from myself and my colleagues, we have been waiting for this for a long time. Thank you, Dubai Duty Free!' he said.

Another lucky ticket holder who will be sharing the US$1 million prize money with his colleagues is Mr. Bantwal Annu Sudhakar, 47-year-old Indian national based in Ras Al Khaimah, who won in Series 307, with ticket No. 2686 which he bought online. Mr. Sudhakar, a father of two and a UAE resident for 10 years, works as a powerplant manager for UTICO and is a regular participant of the million-dollar promotion. He shared the cost of the tickets with 42 members of his team.

Surprised upon hearing the news, Mr. Sudhakar commented, 'This is amazing, I cannot believe that we won. My team is very happy, and a big thank you to Dubai Duty Free!'

Following the Millennium Millionaire draws, four more winners were announced in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Promotion.

Mr. Michel Weber, a French national based in Neuilly-sur-Sein won a top of the range Audi A8L 3.0 (Mythos Black) in Series 1725, with ticket No. 0800. However, he was uncontactable at this time and will surely be surprised to hear of his win.

Another car winner, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed, a Pakistani national from Lahore, won a BMW 760Li xDrive (Mineral White) in Series 1726 with ticket No. 0419. Speaking to his wife, Mrs. Ahmed said that her husband was traveling from Canada to the UK at the time and hence would only hear the news when he arrived. But, he would sure be surprised and happy to know that he had won.

Meanwhile, Mr. Fred Faidhi, a 57-year-old British national in Dubai won the stylish BMW S 1000 RR motorbike (White/ Blue/ Red) in Series 373, with ticket No. 0991. A self-confessed biker and an owner of an automotive company in Dubai, Mr. Faidhi who is currently on holiday in Malaga, Spain was delighted to hear that he finally won after participating in the promotion for 10 years now.

Commenting on his win, 'I am thrilled to have won a luxury motorbike in the Dubai Duty Free promotion. This is the first time I’ve won anything in my life and I would like to thank Dubai Duty Free for making that happen.'

Lastly, a second-time motorbike winner, Mr. David Kingen, a 47-year-old Belgian national based in Bullingen, won a BMW R Nine T Racer motorbike (Black Storm Metallic/Aurum) in Series 374, with ticket number 0934 – bought online. Mr. Kingen who works for the Belgium government, had won a BMW R Nine T Urban (Lightwhite) in November 2017 in Series 321 with ticket number 0031, and then couldn’t believe his luck with this year’s draw.

'Thank you Dubai Duty Free for making me a second time winner. Since my last win, I never stop buying tickets for your promotion in the hope of making myself lucky and it indeed happened!'

The draw was conducted by Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi; Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing and Mona Al Ali, Senior Vice President – Human Resources.

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