March 17 2020  |  Retailers

27 Year old Indian national wins US$ 1 Million in the Latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Draw

By Jas Ryat


The Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise Promotion draw was held today at Concourse C of Dubai International Airport, adding to its growing list of winners


Kapilraj Kanakaraj, a 27 year old Indian national form Ajman, became the latest addition of young millionaires in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion at a draw held today at Concourse C of Dubai International Airport.

Kanakaraj has won a US$ 1 million in Series 327 with ticket number 4234.

“Words aren’t enough to express how I feel today. My family and I are so thankful for this wonderful blessing. Part of the prize money will definitely go to our furniture shop business and for my son’s future. Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free for this life changing win,” shared Kanakaraj.

Also, three winners of luxury vehicles were announced in the Finest Surprise Promotion directly after the Millennium Millionaire draw.

Mr. Devaraj Subramaniam, a 57 year old Indian national based in Dubai won a Mercedes Benz S560 (Diamond White) in Series 1749 with ticket number 1106. A resident of Dubai for 12 years, Subramaniam works as an Integration Manager for General Electric.

A father of one, Subramaniam who hails from Chennai, was delighted of his win and commented, “Thank you much Dubai Duty Free. It's just pure luck when I bought the ticket but through divine grace I won this prize.”

Ms. Marie Joy Candalla, a 38 year old Filipino national based in Dubai, won a Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport motorbike with ticket number 0112 in Series 402, which she bought online on 26th February.

Commenting on her win, Candalla, a resident of Dubai for six years said: “I am so happy to win in the DDF Finest Surprise Promotion and was surprised that my luck came early -this is my third online ticket which I purchased over a period of three months, and I will surely continue to participate the future draws.”

Lastly, Mr. Ahmed Saeed Mohd, a 44 year old Dubai-based Sudanese national won an Aprilia RSV4 RR (Nero) in Series 403 with ticket number 0642. Mohd bought his ticket on 21st February during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships – WTA Semi finals.

A longtime resident of Dubai for 42 years, Mohd is a registered nurse for Dubai Health Authority and has been participating in the Dubai Duty Free promotions for the past four to five years.

“This is a very good news for today and hopefully the start of much bigger prize for me. Thank you Dubai Duty Free for this amazing promotion," exclaimed Mohd.

Mohd is the third Sudanese national to win a motorbike since its introduction in 2002.

Today’s draw was conducted by Dubai Duty Free Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi, COO, Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Mona Al Ali, Senior Vice President – HR and Michael Schmidt, Senior Vice President – Retail Support.

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