Indian, Pakistani Expats Win Big in Dubai Raffle
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Indian, Pakistani Expats Win Big in Dubai Raffle

Jagdish Ramnani, an Indian national, won the one million dollar prize while two other Indian nationals and a Pakistani national won luxury cars and a bike

The latest Dubai Duty Free (DDF) raffle draw was conducted on Tuesday, with three expats from India and one from Pakistan winning cash and luxury vehicles. 42-year-old Indian national from Bhopal, Jagdish Ramnani won $1 million as his ticket number 1778 in Series 324 was picked in the draw. Jagdish runs a textile business in Dubai and is 158th Indian expat in the UAE to win this prize since its launch in 1999. He has been buying raffle tickets for over two decades. Speaking to a news publication, he said, "I've heard many stories about other winners of DDF promotions, and I never believe them, but now I can say that it is 100 percent genuine! Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free for this good news!"

Meanwhile, two other Indian expats and a Pakistani expat won luxury cars and a motorbike. 46-year-old Pakistani salesperson Anjum Ashraf, who is based in Sharjah, won a white Bentley Bentayga V8 (2020 model), worth at least AED 950,000. Anjum, who hails from Karachi, said he got a call from DDF and was elated on receiving the news about this win.                                                                          

53-year-old Sreesunil Sreedharan, an Indian expat is based in Abu Dhabi, won a Range Rover HSE 360PS (Fuji White). Sreesunil, who works as an estimation manager, has previously won $1 million in the bi-monthly DDF draw. In an interview with Gulf News, he said, “Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free for another win! I will continue to buy tickets to your promotions in the hope of making it a third time lucky!”

37-year-old Nazeerunnisa Fazal Mohammad, a software engineer based in Dubai, won an Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 motorbike (Exciting Dark). Dubai Duty Free raffle draws take place after every 2-3 weeks. 7 winners have won the Millennium Millionaire ($1 million) prize twice since its inception.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.