Dubai: Indian wins $1 million in Duty Free draw, remains uncontactable

Three others drive away luxury vehicles after winning in the Finest Surprise draw


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Published: Wed 29 May 2024, 2:42 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 May 2024, 11:22 PM

An Indian has won the $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion at the draw held at Concourse D of Dubai International Airport on Wednesday.

Chimalakonda Krishna, based in India, became the latest winner in Millennium Millionaire Series 462 with ticket number 1795, which he purchased online on May 8.

Krishna, who is the 230th Indian to have won the promotion since 1999, is currently uncontactable but will no doubt be surprised when he learns of his newfound wealth.

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'I knew one day I'd be lucky'

Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, the Finest Surprise draw was conducted for three luxury vehicles.

Henry Paul, a 55-year-old Indian based in Dubai won a Mercedes Benz S 500 (Obsidian Black Metallic) car with ticket number 0514 in the Finest Surprise Series 1879, which he purchased online on May 14.

A resident in the emirate since 1999, Paul has been a regular participant in the promotion for 15 years now. He is a father of two and works as a general manager for a multi-national company in the medical industry.

“I’ve been buying tickets for a long time, but I never lose hope. I knew one day I'd be lucky, and that is now! Thank you, Dubai Duty Free, for this wonderful opportunity!” he said.

Meanwhile, Ebrahim Al Nuaimi, an Emirati based in the UAE, won a Mercedes Benz G 63 (Polar White) car with ticket number 1236 in the Finest Surprise Series 1880, which he purchased online on May 20.

Al Nuaimi was also not available for immediate comment.

Ajasmon K.S., a 36-year-old Indian based in Sharjah, won an Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory 1100 (Time Attack) motorbike with ticket number 1044 in the Finest Surprise Series 582 which he purchased online on May 13.

A regular participant in the promotion for five years now, Ajasmon is a father of one and works as sales executive for a cleaning and hygiene industry in Ajman.

“Thank you so much, Dubai Duty Free. The money that I will get when I sell this bike is very helpful for my family as we start to build our future in Kerala,” he said.


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