Indian mariner wins $1 million in UAE lucky draw – Times of India

DUBAI: An Indian mariner has received USD 1 million (Rs 7.45 crore) in a lucky draw contest in the UAE, based on a media report on Thursday.
Ganesh Shinde, 36, based mostly in Thane, Maharashtra, purchased the jackpot ticket on June 16 from the official Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draw web site earlier than his arrival right here, the Gulf News reported.
Shinde works as a seaman for a Brazilian firm and each time he travels between Dubai and Rio de Janeiro there’s a transit wait at Dubai.
Upon his arrival, Shinde discovered that he had received the jackpot.
“It is unbelievable. I’m nonetheless in shock. This is such an amazing alternative. I’m very comfortable and grateful to Dubai Duty Free. I really like Dubai metropolis. I hope to go to quickly,” he instructed the day by day.
Shinde stated he has been usually buying the lottery ticket for the final two years.
“I desire a new automotive, a brand new residence, get monetary savings for my kid’s schooling. So the listing is lengthy. The prize cash will serve these functions,” he told the newspaper.
The Millennium Millionaire lucky draw started in 1999 and Shinde is the 181st Indian national to win above USD 1 million at the contest.
Indian nationals account for the most number of ticket sales at the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire lucky draw, the daily reported.

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