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Indian, Pakistani expats win $1 million each in Dubai

One of them works as a technician who will be splitting the prize money with some of his colleagues

Dubai Duty Free representatives announce the latest winners of the Millennium Millionaire draw at Dubai International Airport.

Dubai: Two expatriates, one from Pakistan and another from India, have struck gold after hitting the jackpot in one of the longest-running millionaire draws in UAE.

Imran Ishaq, 48, from Lahore, Pakistan, was announced the winner of $1 million (Dh3.6 million) in the “Series 282” draw of Dubai Duty Free’s Millenium Millionaire with ticket number 2021 on Tuesday.

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The real estate broker was thrilled to know that he has just become a dollar millionaire after participating in the promotion for the past one year.

“I will buy more properties and probably invest in a car business in Muscat,” said the expatriate based in Oman.

The second latest dollar millionaire, also announced on Tuesday, is Ramesh Krishnankutty. The 48-year-old Indian expatriate in Dubai won in the “Series 283” draw with ticket number 3295.

Krishnankutty works as a technician. He had chipped in some money with his nine other colleagues to purchase the ticket under his name and agreed to split the prize if they get lucky.