Sara Elrayah Ahmed, a 21-year-old medical student, had purchased ticket no. 2790 in series 299 had purchased the ticket on her way back to Manama during her transit to Dubai from Mumbai.
"I followed my father's advice to purchase a ticket and put it under my name, and never in my wildest dream did I ever imagine to win such a huge amount of money. Thank you Dubai Duty Free for a life changing surprise, this will certainly go a long way," she said.
Ahmed is the 141st Indian national to win $1 million since the inception of the raffle in 1999.
Following the draw for the Millennium Millionaire, three more winners were also announced in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise promotion, with each one winning a luxury vehicle.
Russian national Irina Druzhinina won a McLaren 570S Spider (Volcano Orange) in Series no. 1716 with winning ticket number 0724, while Jaswinder Singh Brar, an Indian national based in Dubai, won a Range Rover HSE 340 HP (Fuji White) in Series no. 1717 with ticket number 0065.
Shahul Hameed, a 35-year-old Indian national living in Dubai for the past 11 years, won a BMW R Nine T Scrambler motorbike (Black Storm Aurum) in Series 364 with ticket number 0660.
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