Emirati diplomat receives exceptional Eid gift in raffle

Hassan Al Suwaidi poses for a photo.

Gulf today, Staff reporter

An Emirati diplomat, a South African business executive and a Filipina nurse were united in their joy to win Dh77,777 each in the weekly Emirates Draw raffle on the eve of Eid celebrations.

Hassan Al Suwaidi was particularly surprised as he participated just minutes before Emirates Draw closed their submissions. The young diplomat, originally from Dubai but living in Abu Dhabi, spent the next day alternating between disbelief and happiness before it finally felt real.

” I am still shocked. I’ve replayed the live stream video at least five times and read the congratulations email 15 times so far. I had already earned Dhs 77, but I didn’t expect to earn Dhs 77,777, especially on Eid night,” said Hassan, who plans to split his earnings between debt repayment and part to his parents. The 24-year-old further revealed that he found out he won while preparing for Eid celebrations with his family.

“My family and friends were very excited when I told them I had won. My mum said I had always been lucky as a child participating in raffles and this is proof that I still have it I have already bought another Dhs50 pencil for next week’s draw,” Al Suwaidi added, noting that as a regular participant he remains optimistic about his chances with hope. in the message shared by the hosts of the live show each week to keep trying a better tomorrow.

Meaza Kebere, a 31-year-old South African expat who runs a cosmetics business with her husband, also shared that her excitement hasn’t waned yet since finding out she won Dhs77,777 with Emirates Draw .

    Meaza Kebere Meaza Kebere poses for a photo.

“I participate every week with my husband, and we had won 777 Dhs before, so when I checked my emails after the draw, I saw that we had won again. I did not really thought until I checked my scorecard and realized how much we had earned,” Meaza said with a laugh.

The 31-year-old added that she called her husband, who was out for a walk, to tell him the good news: “I kept telling him to come home and he was worried but when I I said I won, he became so happy and we’ve been celebrating ever since. The couple plan to use their winnings to grow their business.

Yasser Kintanar Fuentes also hasn’t stopped laughing and smiling since finding out about his good fortune. The 33-year-old nurse, who began participating regularly three weeks ago, plans to use his earnings of Dhs 77,777 to help his family back in the Philippines.

“I would randomly buy Dhs50 pencils for the weekly draw before I decide to participate regularly. I saw the email from Emirates Draw as I was checking my messages on my morning walk. I still can’t can’t believe I won because I’ve never won a raffle before… thank you Emirates Draw for this wonderful opportunity, especially since I won during the Eid holidays,” Yasser, who lives in Dubai for more than six years, said.

It’s now easier than ever to win with Emirates Draw. The socially responsible organization is giving 10% of all weekly draw participants the chance to win Dhs7 by matching the first number from the right in its new prize category. This equates to 14% of the purchase price of the Dhs50 pencil required to enter the raffle. Those who select at least one correct number will then join the more than 17,000 winners who have been positively impacted by the more than Dhs24 million in prize money distributed by Emirates Draw since its inception in September 2021.

Emirates Draw’s unique structure sets it apart from other draws in that the grand prize remains at Dhs 100 million until a single person or group of people matches all seven numbers, in which case the grand prize is reset at 77,777.77 MAD. This is the largest grand prize in the history of the UAE and remains available so far, giving optimistic entrants another chance to try their life-changing amount; the next round will be broadcast live on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 9 p.m. UAE time.

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