Indian National Wins US$1 Million in the Latest Dubai Duty Free Draw




A 55 year-old Indian national won a US$1 million dollars in the popular Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion which was drawn today (Tuesday) in Concourse C of Dubai International Airport.

Omer Sherief Naron, a businessman and resident of Dubai for the past 30 years, became a million dollars richer with his winning ticket number 4738 in Series 173.

Mr. Naron is the 7th Indian national to win US$1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion.

“I have participated in the Millennium Millionaire promotion for the last few years but nonetheless I was a little unsure when I received a call from Dubai Duty Free. I thought it was a joke but not until my details were read over the phone and then I realized that I have just become a dollar millionaire,” Naron said.

Two winners were also announced in Dubai Duty Free’s Finest Surprise Promotion, with each one winning a luxury vehicle.

Upul Jayapalitha, a 44 year-old Sri Lankan national living in Dubai for the last 8 years, won a Ducati Hypermotard in Series 240 with ticket no.240. Mr. Jayapalitha, a regular participant to Dubai Duty Free’s Finest Surprise promotion, works for a famous furniture store (The One) in Dubai. Lady luck also shone on Clemence Gyato, a 40 year-old Ghanaian national who works for a private construction company (Anaina International Company Ltd) in Ghana, won the latest model of a BMW 750Li (Executive) in Series 1573 with ticket no.0030.


The Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draws were conducted by Dubai Duty Free officials headed by Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman along with Salah Tahlak, SVP-Corporate Communications, Ramesh Cidambi, SVP-IT & Logistics and Sinead El Sibai, VP-Marketing.

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