In a stroke of luck, 53-year-old Edward George, a Saudi Arabia-based Hyderabadi man, emerged as the latest millionaire in the Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Millennium Millionaire draw. The draw, which took place on Wednesday, January 24, saw George winning a whopping one million dollars (Rs 8,30,85,150) in Millennium Millionaire Series 448 with ticket number 2270, which he had purchased online on Thursday, January 11.
George, employed as a system administrator for an IT company, has been a resident of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, for the past 26 years. Overflowing with joy, he expressed his gratitude to Dubai Duty Free, stating, “Very big thanks to Dubai Duty Free. I have waited for too long, but never lose hope; finally, this is it!” When questioned about his plans for the windfall, George shared, “I will keep it for my son’s education. I would like to send him abroad to study.”
Notably, Edward George is the 223rd Indian to clinch the coveted one million dollars since the inception of the Millennium Millionaire Show in 1999, underscoring the draw’s widespread popularity among participants.
In another exciting win, Saiyd Ahmad Safdar Ali, a 61-year-old Afghanistan national, secured a luxurious Mercedes Benz S500 (Opalith White) car with ticket number 0064 in the Finest Surprise Series 1866. Ali, engaged in the auto spare parts business in Sharjah, purchased the winning ticket on January 2nd while en route to Kabul. Overjoyed with his unexpected victory, Ali exclaimed, “I’m very, very happy with this win. Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free.”
Ali’s win adds to the legacy of success stories, as he had been participating in the draw for the past decade. These fortunate winners join the ranks of those who have experienced life-changing moments through the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draws, making them unforgettable events for participants and spectators alike.
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