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Dubai Duty-Free Raffle: Indian Expat Wins $1 million After Years Of Trying

A recurring participant in the promotion run by Dubai Duty Free Varghese was in awe of his good fortune.

Dubai Duty-Free Raffle: Indian Expat Wins $1 million After Years Of Trying (Photo Credits: Twitter)

New Delhi: The latest $1 million winner in the Wednesday Concourse B Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire draw was a resident of India who lives in Dubai. Koshy Varghese, a 48-year-old Indian national, became the latest $1 million winner in Millennium Millionaire Series 396 with ticket number 0844, which he purchased when he flew in from Cochin to Dubai a few weeks ago.

A recurring participant in the promotion run by Dubai Duty Free Varghese was in awe of his good fortune and exclaimed, “I’ve been trying my luck for a few years and am thrilled to have finally won. I’m excited to meet the Dubai Duty-Free team that pulled this off.”

Varghese is the 195th Indian to have won $1 million since the Millennium Millionaire promotion began in 1999, and Indian nationals account for the majority of customers purchasing Millennium Millionaire tickets from Dubai Duty-Free.

Following the Millennium Millionaire, the Finest Surprise draw was conducted for four luxury vehicles.

Salah Al Ali, a 52-year-old resident of Dubai and a citizen of the Netherlands, won a BMW X6 M50i (Arctic Grey Brilliant Effect) with ticket 0318 in the Finest Surprise Series 1811 on July 4.

Meanwhile, Youssef El Abbas, a Canadian national living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia won a Mercedes Benz AMG GT 43 (Diamond White), with ticket number 0811 in Finest Surprise Series 1812, which he purchased on July 16.

It was a truly memorable day for Arjun Singh, an Indian national living in Dubai as he won his second motorbike – a BMW R nine T Pure (Granite Grey) in two weeks in the Dubai Duty-Free Finest Surprise promotion.

Lastly, Eric Armstrong, a Canadian national from Kuwait won a Harley-Davidson Sportster S (Vivid Black) motorbike, with ticket number 0868, which he purchased online on 26 July.

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