Indian expat wins $1 million at Dubai Duty Free raffle

Dubai - He has been participating in the promotion for 10 years now.

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Published: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 3:14 PM

Anub Pillai, a 46-year-old Indian national based in Dubai, was on Wednesday announced as the latest winner of the $1 million Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw.

Pillai, who has been living in Dubai for 21 years, held ticket number 4512 in series 341, which he bought online on October 4.

A regular participant in the Dubai Duty Free promotion for 10 years now, Pillai is a father of two and works as a senior MEP manager for an international building and infrastructure contractors in the Middle East.

"I'm really thankful to Dubai Duty Free for running an amazing promotion. Unlike other similar promotions in the UAE, Dubai Duty Free's advantage of selling only 5,000 tickets per series gives people like me a better opportunity to win."

Pillai, who hails from Kerala, is the 169th 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.

Kathleen Lising, a 37-year-old Filipina based in Sharjah, won a Mercedes Benz AMG GT 43 (Diamond White) with ticket number 0491 in Finest Surprise Series 1760, which she purchased online on October 1.

Meanwhile, Vishal Raveendran, a 31-year-old Indian national based in Dubai, won an Indian Chief Darkhorse (Thunder Black Smoke) motorbike with ticker number 0389 in Finest Surprise Series 426, which he purchased online on September 28.

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