11 friends jointly win $1 million Dubai Duty Free raffle
The winners plan to use the money to pay off loans and support families back home.
A group of 11 friends got lucky after they won $1 million at the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire raffle.
Rahul Sangole, a 41-year-old Indian national based in Dubai, bought his lucky ticket number 0226 in Millennium Millionaire Series 336 online in July and split the ticket cost with his one Nepali and nine Indian friends.
Sangole, along with his friends, has been participating in the promotion for two years now, alternating the name on the ticket for each series whenever they purchase online.
A father of one and a resident of Dubai for five years, Sangole, who works in Jebel Ali Freezone (JAFZA), couldn't contain his excitement upon hearing the news and commented: "We've been participating for the past two years in this draw now and to finally receive the call from Dubai Duty Free that we indeed won $1 million is unbelievable. Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free for making people's dream come true."
"Definitely this money will help us during this difficult time, to pay off loans and support each other's family back home who only depend on us" added Sangole.
Sangole, who hails from Nagpur, India is the 166th 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, two other winners were announced in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Promotion.
Andrew Watt, a British national based in the UAE, won a Bentley Bentayga V8 (Beluga) with ticket number 1759 in series 1756, while Husny Afrar, a Sri Lankan national also based in the UAE, became the new owner of an Aprilia Tuono RR motorbike (Rosso Sachsenring) with ticket number 0918 in series 417.
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