Rahul Julka poses for a photo next to the Pyramids of Giza.
An Indian national based in Nigeria joined the long list of million dollar winners when the latest Dubai Millennium Millennium Millennium Millionaire raffle was held at Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 on Wednesday.
Rahul Julka, a 53-year-old Indian national based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, became the latest Millennium Millionaire Series 352 dollar millionaire with ticket number 4965, which he purchased online on February 17.
A regular participant in the promotion of Dubai Duty Free for 14 years, the father of two Julka lived in Dubai before moving to Nigeria in 2009 and works as General Manager for Clariton Hotel and Resorts.
“I still trust the Dubai Duty Free raffle because it is straightforward and honest. I am still convinced that I will be lucky someday and today is that day, so I encourage people to patronize this amazing promotion, ”he said.
Asked about his initial plans with his victory, he said, “It will certainly do a lot for my financial obligations and preparation for my retirement, as well as securing the future of my children. “
Julka, from Mumbai, India, is the 177th Indian national to earn $ 1 million since the Millennium Millionaire promotion began in 1999. Indian nationals are the largest number of buyers of Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire tickets.
After the Millennium Millionaire draw, the Finest Surprise draw was organized for a luxury car and two motorcycles.
Ken Ikeda, a 40-year-old Japanese national based in Tokyo, Japan, won a Range Rover Sport HST 3.0 400HP (Fuji White) car, with ticket number 0704 in the Finest Surprise 1768 series, which he purchased online on February 3.
Ikeda, who started buying tickets as part of the Dubai Duty Free promotion in November 2020, is a father of two and runs an entertainment business in Tokyo.
“It’s amazing. Thank you very much Dubai Duty Free,” he said.
Hibri Hani Tsuruta, a 53-year-old Japanese national based in Abu Dhabi, won a BMW S 100 R (HP Edition) motorcycle, with ticket number 0768 in the Finest Surprise Series 444, which he purchased online on February 8. .
A resident of Abu Dhabi for 12 years, Tsuruta is a father of two and works as head of the training and development department for Abu Dhabi Oil Company (ADOC)
A regular participant in the promotion of Dubai Duty Free for 12 years now, Tsuruta, also from Tokyo, usually watches the draw live on the Dubai Duty Free Facebook page, but today decided not to watch it for the first time. times and was understandably surprised when he got a call. of Dubai Duty Free informing him of his victory.
“Dubai Duty Free is doing a great job, this promotion is a wonderful opportunity, you just have to be patient. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Dubai Duty Free, ”he said.
Finally, Noushad Theayeakandoth, a 37-year-old Indian national based in Dubai, won a BMW F 900 XR (Light White) motorcycle, with ticket number 0779 in Finest Surprise 445, which he purchased on February 22.
A regular participant in the promotion of Dubai Duty Free for 12 years now, Theayeakandoth has lived in Dubai for 18 years and works as a driver for the Bin Zayed group.
“I’ve been trying my luck for a long time, finally it happened. Thank you Dubai Duty Free, ”he said.