OFW in Dubai wins 13.28m draw

A Filipino Overseas Worker (OFW) from Cebu who works as a salesman at a gym in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, won 1 million dirhams (13.28 million pesos) in a raffle, GMA reported News Sunday. Antonio (not his real name), said part of his prize would be earmarked for a dream wedding, nephew studies abroad and charity. The OFW said it has been participating in the weekly live raffle organized by Mahzooz, using a combination of special dates like birthdays, since last year – but its winning numbers have been “automatically generated”. Antonio, who has worked in Dubai for three years, is currently engaged. “This money is a blessing for us and our whole family,” he said.

“My fiancee and I can finally have the wedding of our dreams and prepare for the future,” he added. Antonio is the second Filipino and Mahzooz’s 11th millionaire in 2021. Earlier this month, “Roland”, an OFW working at a bakery in Abu Dhabi as a delivery van driver, also won $ 1 million. AED. More than 17,000 Filipinos have won since the weekly draws began in November last year, according to Mahzooz, winning a cumulative total of over AED 6.5 million (P85.9 million) in cash prizes ranging from AED 35 (around P 460), the minimum amount spent to participate, to AED 1 million. Participants can participate in Mahzooz by registering through www.mahzooz.ae and purchasing a bottle of water. Each bottle of water purchased (for AED 35) is eligible for one line in the draw and the donation is channeled through Mahzooz’s community partners to hydrate those in need.

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