Tuesday, 1st August, 2017 – Mr. Piao Ma become the second Dutch national ever to win in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion. Mr. Ma, whose ticket in Series 248 was drawn two weeks ago (18th July), flew from the Netherlands to attend today’s (Tuesday) winner’s presentation in Concourse B of Dubai International Airport.
Mr Ma who bought his winning ticket no. 1722 online was met by Dubai Duty Free officials headed by Ramesh Cidambi, COO, who also handed him the US$1 million ceremonial cheque.
Commenting on his recent win, Mr Ma said: “Thank you Dubai Duty Free for this great surprise! I have been participating in the US$1 million draw since 1999 and was glad that my perseverance has paid off.”
Following the Millennium Millionaire presentation, Dubai Duty Free also announced the winners of its luxury car and motorbike promotions.
Mr Sajeev Velappan Nair, a Dubai-based Indian national, who works as a project controller for a dredging company, was delighted to have won a Mercedes Benz S500 in Series no. 1660 with ticket no. 0672. A resident of Dubai for over 20 years, Mr Nair is a regular participant of the Finest Surprise promotion.
The third winner of the day is Mr. Joe George, an Indian national based in Dubai. He won a BMW R 1200 RS motorbike in Series 310 with ticket 0201. This was Mr George’s first ticket he had ever purchased in the promotion and was so delighted with his win.
Another soon- to- be ‘King of the Road’ is Mr. Mohd Dasouqi, a Jordanian national living in Sharjah, who also won a BMW motorbike model R 1200 GS Adventure in Series 311 with ticket 0424.
The Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Draw was conducted by Ramesh Cidambi - Chief Operating Officer, Nic Bruwer – Executive Vice President - Commercial, Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing, and Sharon Beecham, Vice President – Purchasing in the presence of passengers and staff in Concourse B, Dubai International Airport.