Raffles and lucky draws have come a long way. From the days when these events were held for nothing but fundraising for your local school or community outreach. In the UAE these events have become extremely popular and much more lucrative for those looking to be blessed by lady luck.
Malathi Das was certainly blessed in July 2020 when she won $1 million (approximately ₹73 million) in Millennium Millionaire. Malathi is from India and currently living in Ajman in the UAE. A teacher by professions, she is the principal of Global Indian school. She has been buying raffle tickets for over 30 years and she finally walked away with her well-deserved prize.
Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire offered a total of 5000 players a chance at winning the jackpot since 1999. When you hear the words “Duty-Free” you instantly think about airport shopping. This is exactly where the draw for this raffle takes place. Malathi’s win was announced at Dubai International Airport.
There are several other companies that offer lucky draws as their primary means of business. However, Millennium Millionaire has reported that Malathi is one of 165 winners, that are all Indian nationals.
If you are looking for even greater winning potential there are many other promotions to explore. In 2018, Dickson Kattithara Abraham, had a big win of $2.7 million (₹182 million at the time) when he bought a ticket from Big ticket Abu Dhabi. Reports have been made that tickets purchased from these lucky draws are usually made by Indian nationals. They must have a keen eye to spot lady luck at a distance.
Malathi is extremely happy that she has finally won her share of the jackpot. She is excited to take a trip home and share her winnings with relatives in India that really need it. She has shared other intentions that show that this big winner is generous at heart. It was reported that she also wants to set aside some of her winnings for her school in Ajman. She has mentioned that she sees this win as a blessing and will make sure that it is used in a good way.
Draws and raffles in the UAE is a fan favourite for Indian nationals and we can see why, with crazy jackpots that could be won, it's an opportunity that no one should pass on.