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Indian expat wins $1 million at Dubai Duty Free raffle

The 31-year-old insurance broker living in Sharjah couldn’t believe his luck when the ticket chosen by his son made him a dollar millionaire.

An Indian expat, Venugopal Passam, is now $1 million dollars richer after his ticket no. 2643 in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw in Series 240, which was randomly selected online by his young son, was drawn on Tuesday at Concourse B in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.

Passam, a 31-year-old insurance broker living in Sharjah, couldn’t believe his luck when the ticket chosen by his son Kavish on the eve of his second birthday made him a dollar millionaire.

“This is my first time to participate in the Dubai Duty Free promotions and I am delighted to win it big! This is such an incredible promotion that will surely change not only my life but also the future of my family.”

Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, Dubai Duty Free presented a $1 million cheque to Farhaan Arman, an Indian national who flew in from Bangalore to Dubai to receive his winning prize from Series 239 with ticket no. 2324 he won a few weeks earlier.

Arman was thrilled to visit Dubai Duty Free and commented: “I am excited to be here today for such a wonderful occasion. Winning $1 million is an unforgettable experience which has changed our lives. So many of my friends in Bangalore are now buying the Millennium Millionaire tickets online and some have even flown to Dubai so that they could buy here at the airport.”

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