Two Indians share Dh1 million Emirates Loto
The winners won when they matched five out of six numbers on Saturday.
Two lucky winners hit the jackpot last weekend when they won half a million dirhams each in the 12th Emirates Loto draw.
Indians Nelson Yesudas and Kikkere Ali Abdul Muneer won when they matched five out of six numbers on Saturday.
A loyal entrant of the lottery since its inception, Dubai resident Nelson noted that he doesn't participate in any other raffles or cash draws. "I was so surprised when I found out I had won, I just couldn't believe it", said the 29-year-old sales executive.
"When I first heard about Emirates Loto, I was somewhat sure I could win it. I thank my stars and God's blessings, my roommates, my partner and also my friend Mishra who encouraged me to enter the draws and helped with my selection of numbers. I'm still figuring out what I will do with the cash; I probably need some time to think and reflect!" he added.
UAE visitor Kikkere, meanwhile, is a 35-year-old married father of one. He too has yet to decide what to do with his winnings.
"I've never won anything before in my life so this came as a very big shock. I'd like to thank the Emirates Loto for this amazing opportunity for me and my family. I would love to share some of the prize with my brother and sisters too," he said.
The next Emirates Loto draw will be held on Saturday, July 11, at 9pm.
Those seeking to buy Emirates Loto collectable(s) can opt in to the draw by selecting six numbers from one to forty-nine. Players can register from home via the Emirates Loto website or mobile app.
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