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Indian System Administrator Wins $1 Million in Dubai Duty-Free Draw

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A Fortunate Win for a Dedicated Participant

Dubai: In a stroke of luck, an Indian national, Edward George, won a staggering $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw at Dubai International Airport. A Riyadh-based system administrator, George has been a regular participant in the draw for over five years. His perseverance paid off, turning him into the 223rd Indian national to claim the coveted prize.

A Long-Awaited Victory

George’s win is a classic tale of patience and hope. “I have waited way too long for this, but I never lost hope. Finally, the win is here,” he remarked, reflecting on his long-awaited victory. His initial plan is to invest the money in his son’s future by funding his education abroad.

Other Winners in the Draw

The draw also turned fortunes for other participants. Afghan expatriate Saiyd Ahmad Safdar Ali, a 61-year-old based in Sharjah, won a luxurious Mercedes Benz S500. A regular participant for ten years, Ali plans to continue his father’s auto spare parts business legacy in Sharjah.

A Testament to Diversity and Luck

The draw’s winners reflect the UAE’s diverse expatriate community, where dreams can come true for consistent and hopeful participants. Indian nationals, being the largest group of ticket buyers, often find themselves lucky in the draw, but the win is open to anyone who dares to dream.


The Dubai Duty Free draw remains a beacon of hope for many, as individuals from different walks of life look to it for a chance at a life-changing win. For George and Ali, the win is a promise of new beginnings and fulfilled dreams

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