Dubai Duty Free officials conduct a raffle in Hall D of Dubai International Airport.
Gulf today, Journalist
A US national was announced as the new $ 1 million winner of the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion in the raffle in Hall D at Dubai International Airport.
Michael Carfagno became a dollar millionaire when his Millennium Millionaire Series 366 ticket number 0195, which he bought online on July 31, 2021, was drawn on Wednesday.
Carfagno is the eleventh U.S. national to earn $ 1 million since the Millennium Millionaire promotion began in 1999.
Given the time difference in the United States, he was not available for immediate comment, but will no doubt be surprised when he learns of his new fortune.
Wednesday’s Millennium Millionaire draw was made by Ramesh Cidambi, COO of Dubai Duty Free, Bernard Creed, SVP – Finance and Michael Schmidt, SVP – Retail Support.
Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, there was a presentation to the previous $ 1 million Series 365 winner.
Sabu Alamittath, winner of $ 1 million in Millennium Millionaire Series 365 with ticket number 4465, is 182sd Indian national who has earned $ 1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999.
He was delighted to have been warmly greeted by the Dubai Duty Free team during Wednesday’s presentation.
After receiving his ceremonial check, he said: “I am honored and delighted with this incredible victory. Thank you very much Dubai Duty Free.
A regular participant of the Dubai Duty Free promotion for over five years, Alamittath purchased his winning ticket online on July 25.
Following the presentation, the Finest Surprise raffle was made for two luxury vehicles.
Mohammed Aslam, a 45-year-old US national based in Virginia, USA, won a Bentley Bentayga V8 (Beluga) car, with ticket number 0975 in the Finest Surprise 1781 series which he purchased online on 12 August 2021.
Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, Aslam who moved to the United States in 1996 has been involved in the promotion of Dubai Duty Free for 12 years now.
The father of two boys who works in an IT company was delighted to learn that he had won a car with the ticket number under his date of birth and commented.
“Thank you very much Dubai Duty Free. This is great news to hear when you wake up at this early hour of the morning. I am speechless!”
RO Antonio, a 52-year-old Indian national based in Dubai, won a BMW S 1000 R (Racing Red) motorcycle, with ticket number 0863 in the Finest Surprise 466 series which he purchased online on August 11, 2021.
A regular participant in the promotion of Dubai Duty Free since 2011, Antonio is the father of two daughters and works as an accountant.
“I have trusted this promotion for a very long time. I encourage everyone to give this a try and never give up hope of ever winning. Thank you very much Dubai Duty Free! ” he said.