Indian wins $1 million at Dubai Duty Free raffle
The 33-year-old has been participating in the raffle for 15 years.
An Indian national based in Bahrain was on Wednesday announced as the latest winner of the $1 million Dubai Duty Free raffle.
The 33-year-old Sunil Kumarkathuria, born and raised in Bahrain, held ticket number 3904 in Millennium Millionaire Series 342.
A regular participant to the Dubai Duty Free promotion for 15 years now, Kumarkathuria was delighted that the ticket number that his father selected online has made him a millionaire.
"Thank you Dubai Duty Free for making my dream come true and I wish all the people behind this amazing promotion all the best," he said.
Kumarkathuria is the 170th Indian national to have won $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999. Indian nationals make up the highest number of Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire ticket buyers.
Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw for a luxury car and two motorbikes was also conducted.
Safvan Puzhiveetil Abdul Rasak, a 49-year-old Indian national based in Sharjah, won a BMW 750Li xDrive M Sport (Mineral White) car with ticket number 0844 in Finest Surprise Series 1761, while Bitto Peter, an Indian national based in Dubai, won a BMW R nineT (Stereo Metallic Matt) motorbike with ticket number 0208 in Finest Surprise Series no. 428.
Melina Nazareth, a 39-year-old Indian national based in Kuwait, won a Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob (Barracuda Silver Denim) motorbike with ticket number 0551 in Finest Surprise Series no. 429.
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