UAE: Dh10 million Mahzooz draw winner says money won't change her

This is the second time she has participated in the draw; she won Dh35 the first time


Lamya Tawfik

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Published: Thu 15 Dec 2022, 2:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 15 Dec 2022, 3:48 PM

A British expat mother has become Mahzooz’s 31st multi-millionaire bagging Dh10 million. This was Inger’s second participation in Mahzooz.

With her new-found fortune, Inger, a hairstylist and mother to a one-year-old boy, plans to open her own salon, buy a family home in the UAE and take at least one first class flight. She loves to travel and has normally backpacked and stayed in hostels for $3 a night, but on her vision board she has a picture of someone sitting in first-class plane seat, so she plans on making it a reality.

Speaking to the media after receiving her massive cheque from Farid Samji, CEO of EWINGS, Managing Operator of Mahzooz, Inger said that her immediate gift to herself and her family is a holiday which they have reconsidered given the increase in prices. “We’re definitely going on that holiday now,” she said, laughing.

The random numbers she chose ended being the winning numbers: 22, 23, 25, 27 and 34. When she received the congratulatory call from Mahzooz, she didn’t check her account, thinking it was a joke. “I told the person who called me that I was in the middle of feeding my son,” she said, adding that she told her husband, who works in construction, and they both started to laugh and talk about what it would actually be if that “joke” was true. Little did she know that it was.

Inger said that she has lived her life as a giver. “If I had my last dollar and meet someone in need I would do whatever I could for them,” she said, adding that she and her husband are both not materialistic.

“As much as I’d like to say that I chose specific numbers, it was very random,” she said. A hairstylist by profession, she said that along with her partner they were trying to find investors and it was proving difficult. Joining Mahzooz was her last chance to get the money she needed. Inger said that she kept thinking positive and randomly selected the numbers and hoped for the best. The best, did indeed come along.

“Being in the UAE, we have so many opportunities. That’s why we all come here. It’s safe and you can really make your dreams come true. To be able to set up something for my own future and that of my child is an opportunity that I didn’t expect,” she said, saying that financial freedom is her dream.

Inger had seldom ever taken part in Mahzooz. She participated for the first time two years ago and won Dh35 (as per the old draw design), which she used as credit to buy a water bottle last week, entitling her to four entries into the Super Saturday Draws.

She said that winning this much money will never change her. “My best friend asked me if I’m still going to be dressed like I was ‘homeless’ and I said absolutely,” she said, chuckling adding that she hopes this won’t change people around her. “People who are in my life and are close to me are in my life for a reason,” she said.

“To date, Mahzooz has given away over Dh347,000,000 in prize money to around 215,000 winners. We are extremely proud of this achievement and very happy to have been able to positively contribute to our aspiring customers’ success,” said Samji.

Mahzooz means ‘lucky’ in Arabic and is the UAE’s favourite draw that offers participants a life-changing opportunity to win millions every week. Mahzooz is dedicated to making people’s dreams come true and giving back to the community.


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