Two Indian nationals, including a woman, have won a staggering USD one million each in the Dubai Duty-Free raffle on Tuesday, while another compatriot has won a luxury car in the lottery game, according to a media report.
Jaya Gupta and Ravi Ramchand Bachani are the two lucky Indians who won the Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire draw, as per reports. Gupta, a 71-year-old Dubai-based businesswoman, 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, a resident of Dubai for the past 35 years said she has been buying the Dubai Duty-Free Raffle Draw for 15 years straight now.
She bought her winning ticket before her flight to Mumbai to visit her mother:
"Every time the sales girls wishes me best of luck. This time I told the sales girl to pick the number for me and 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
She said she is unsure what she will do with the money:
"I have some debts to settle, I will invest some money in my business and some good part will go towards charity. I also want to buy a house for my two adopted daughters who are in India."
Bachani, a 37-year old Dubai-based Indian national who also won in the raffle, has been residing in Dubai for 14 years and runs a garment business. A very thrilled Bachani commented:
"This is amazing, I cannot believe that I am now a dollar millionaire. Thank you so much Dubai Duty-Free!"
Two other winners of luxury vehicles were also announced on Tuesday in the Finest Surprise Promotion just after the Millennium Millionaire draw. One of the winners of a Mercedes Benz car is also said to be Indian, the report said.