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Dubai: Indian national hits jackpot, wins $1 million

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An Indian national, Sourav Dey, hit a jackpot on Tuesday to become the latest winner of the $1 million (3.6 million dirhams) Dubai Duty-Free raffle.

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The Khaleej Times reported that Sourav Dey hit a jackpot to become the latest winner of the $1 million. “The 45-year-old who has been living in Dubai since last six years, works as a department head for an insurance company,” the daily added.

According to the daily, he bagged the jackpot with his first ever ticket to Dubai Duty Free, which he bought on his way to Kolkata for a vacation in September. The Khaleej Times quoted Sourav Dey saying, “I’m so grateful to Dubai Duty Free for giving me this new fortune that my family will truly treasure this for a long time.”

Two other winners, including an Indian man, drove away luxury vehicles. Forty-four-year-old Indian man, Ajith Babu drove home a BMW motorbike, while 40-year-old Sri Lankan national Sajeewa Niranjan won a Range Rover.

According to data from two of the biggest raffle draws in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi’s Big Ticket raffle and Dubai Duty-Free’s Millionaire Draw), Indian nationals prove to be the luckiest.

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