Hitting a jackpot seems like a cake walk for this 9 year-old Indian girl. Nine year old Eliza M, a grade student won USD 1 million jackpot in Dubai Duty Free’s Millennium Millionaire – six years after winning a luxury car in the same raffle.
She is the 140th Indian national to win a million dollars in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion since its inception in 1999.
Identified as M, the girl’s father is from Mumbai and a resident of Dubai for 19 years. He has been a regular participant in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion since 2004.
With 9 as his lucky number, he decided to buy ticket No. 0333 online under his daughter’s name, Eliza. The girl is no newcomer to winning Dubai Duty Free promotions as she won a luxury McLaren Coupe in January 2013.
“I have been buying tickets for the USD 1 million promotion since Series 43, and in fact, I have kept that ticket all this time. I never missed buying a ticket for every series including the Double and Multi-Millionaire Promotions,” the girl’s father said.
Following the draw, two more winners were announced in Dubai Duty Free’s Finest Surprise Promotion, each winning a luxury motorbike.
Another Indian national, Mohammad Haneef Adam, a 23-year-old Dubai-based Indian national, won an Indian Scout Bobber.
A resident of Dubai for 20 years, Adam currently works in Sharjah.