The man bought his ticket just a few days before flying back home
An Indian man who spent 37 years in Dubai, has struck gold when his ticket No.0338 in Series 253 won him a whopping US$1 Million (Dh3.67 million) in the latest Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire draw
Kalapparambath Mohamed Ali Musthafa, is a 58-year old father of three, and has recently retired as a sales representatives for Gulf Target Holdings LLC. The man is now back in Kerala, India after being with the company for 17 years.
The draw took place at Terminal 3, Concourse B of Dubai International Airport.
The retiree bought his third ticket for the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel back in August, just a few days before flying back home to India for his retirement.
The winner said that he has no immediate plans as yet with his US$1 million prize money and said: “I am very grateful to Dubai Duty-Free for this new fortune which I will share with my family especially to my two sons living in Abu Dhabi”.
The Finest Surprise Draw to win a luxury bike was conducted directly after the Millennium Millionaire draw, which was surprisingly won by a seven-year-old Muhammad Hamdan Faisal.
Muhammad’s father, Faisal Malik, who’s a Dubai-based Pakistani national bought ticket No. 0433 in Series 315 under his son’s name.
Faisal, who is an owner of an auto-parts business, is a regular participant in the Dubai Duty-Free Finest Surprise promotion.