Teacher of 19 years wins Dh1 million in Dubai draw

Teacher of 19 years wins Dh1 million in Dubai draw

The teacher was saving up for her children's education.

By Waheed Abbas

Published: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 12:23 PM

Last updated: Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:05 AM

Lady luck has stuck for the Indian teacher Amruta Joshi who has been teaching in Dubai for 19 years as she has become the latest millionaire in the UAE.
Joshi, who was saving up for her children's education, has won Dh1 million in Commercial Bank International's annual draw.
"Words cannot describe how excited I am to receive the draw. I did not believe my luck at first, and even asked my husband to call back to confirm. This prize money will help me realize my life's dream of providing my children with a brilliant education," she said. 
Jahirl Islam Kabir, an aluminium factory worker based in Dubai, won the monthly Dh100,000 prize for December.
"This award is life-changing for me in so many ways. I never expected to win a prize worth over 2 million Bangladeshi Taka. With this money, I will be able to secure my parents' future back in Bangladesh," Jahril said.
"Our retail customer base has grown significantly over the past year, and we continue to attract new customers due to diverse and innovative products and services mix," said Shaker Zainal, Head of the Retail Banking Group.

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