Another Indian national has been added to the ever-growing list of Indian winners of US$1 million when the draw for the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion was held today at Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.
Mr. Syed Ali Bathusha Thivansha, an Indian national based in the UAE, won US$ 1 million in Millennium Millionaire Series 434, with ticket number 4392, which he purchased online on 30th August.
Mr. Thivansha is currently uncontactable, but will no doubt be delighted to learn of his new-found fortune, which makes him the 215th Indian national to have won US$1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999 while Indian nationals are the biggest buyers of tickets.
Today’s draws were conducted by Dubai Duty Free’s Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi, Sinead El Sibai, SVP – Marketing, Michael Schmidt, SVP – Retail and Elham Al Mulla., Assistant Manager – Shrinkage Prevention.
Following the Millennium Millionaire presentation, the Finest Surprise draw was conducted for two luxury vehicles. Joining in the draw is Thankachan Varghese, Senior Manager – Retail Support.
Mr. Bishr Shiblaq, a 47-year-old German national based in Dubai won a Mercedes Benz S500 (Diamond White) car, with ticket number 0218 in the Finest Surprise Series 1851, which he purchased online on 7th September.
A resident of the UAE for 15 years, Mr. Shiblaq who works as a lawyer has been a regular participant in Dubai Duty Free’s promotion for 8 years now.
“Thank you Dubai Duty Free. I’m glad that after so many years of trying, I finally won!” he said.
Mr. Stephane Guilleret, a French national based in the UAE won a Harley-Davidson Nightster (Redline Red) motorbike, with ticket number 0809 in the Finest Surprise Series 549, which he purchased online on 1st September.
Mr. Guilleret, who is the 11th French national to have won a motorbike in the Finest Surprise promotion since it was introduced in 2002, is also not available for immediate comment but will no doubt be delighted to learn of his win.