Two Indians win $1 million each in Dubai Duty Free millionaire draw

Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai (SR)

Dubai, Jul 10: Two Indians residing in the UAE have won the Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Millennium millionaire draw, taking home prize money of US$1 million each. Their winning ticket numbers were 0993 and 0969 from series 303 and 304, respectively.

The two lucky Indians who won the million dollar raffle draw on Tuesday are Jaya Gupta and Ravi Ramchand Bachani.

Seventy-one year old Dubai-based businesswoman Jaya Gupta is residing in Dubai from past 35 years. She said she owed every bit of her win to God and her mother. “It is their blessings that have got me this far in life.”

Gupta told Gulf news that she has been buying the DDF Raffle Draw for 15 years on a row. She bought her winning ticket before her flight to Mumbai to visit her mother. Gupta added that she travels at least six times a year and every time she buys a DDF ticket.

“Every time, the sales girl wishes me good luck. This time I told the girl at the counter to pick the number for me as I have never been lucky. And voila! I won. It feels amazing. I am elated to say the least. I have been screaming and telling my loved ones about the win,” she said.

Gupta said she is unsure what she will do with the winning amount as yet. “I have some debts to settle, I will invest some money in my business and a part of the win will go towards charity. I also want to buy a house for my two adopted daughters living in India.”

“I love Dubai, it is my second home. I love shopping at Dubai Duty Free whenever I travel, which is at least six times in a year. I thank Dubai Duty Free for such life-changing opportunity given to customers like me,” added Gupta.

The second lucky winner who won US$1 million in the DDF Millionaire draw is Ravi Ramchand Bachani, a 37-year old Dubai based garment businessman, who won in Series 304, with ticket number 0969. Bachani, a father of one and a Dubai resident for 14 years, is a regular participant of the million-dollar promotion for the past 10 years. He bought his winning ticket when he was travelling to Croatia along with his wife during Eid Holidays.

Surprised on hearing the news, Bachani told Gulf news, “This is amazing, I cannot believe that I am now a dollar millionaire. Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free!”


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  • Syed Mohammed, Fujairah Al Hayl

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Dear Sir

    Good day
    My name is Syed Mohammed so I am joining this Dubai Duty free program so please add .me Thank you

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Congratulations and all the best.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 10 2019

    Instant Acche Din ...

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 10 2019

    Person in the sports car: How beautiful is the helicopter, hope I could purchase one
    Person in the car: How beautiful is the sports car, hope I could purchase one
    Person in the bicycle: How beautiful is the car, hope I could purchase one
    Person who is walking: How beautiful is the bicycle, hope I could purchase one
    Person in the wheel chair: How beautiful is walking, hope I could walk

    Be grateful for what you have. Suppose someone gives you a million dollar, will you give him any one of your limbs or eyes ?

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2019

    Winners are always optimists !!!
    Gupta Aunty has been buying raffle tickets since 15 years...........

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