She has been participating in the Dubai Duty Free lottery for the past 32 years and finally hit jackpot on July 16
A school principal of an Indian High School in Ajman, UAE won a lottery of $1 million during the Dubai Duty Free raffle draw held at the Terminal 2 of the Dubai International Airport.
The Indian national, Malathi Das, won the lottery when her ticket number 0297 was drawn in Millennium Millionaire Series 334.
She has been participating in the Dubai Duty Free lottery for the past 32 years and finally hit jackpot on July 16.
"From the bottom of my heart, a very big thank you Dubai Duty Free. I will continue to buy tickets to your amazing promotion be it online and every time I travelled when it is safe to do so," said Das while speaking to the media.
Now that she had won the lottery, she is now waiting to go back to India and help out her relatives who are in need of financial help. She would also utilise a part of the lottery for the school in Ajman where she works as a principal.
Malathi Das is the 165th Indian to win the Dubai Duty Free lottery since the draw was started in 1999. According to the lottery organisers, Indians make up the highest number of participants in the Millennium Millionaire draws.
Earlier in July, a couple from Kerala also won a lottery worth Rs 19 lakh. Shibu Paul and Linnet Joseph, who are working in Nottingham in the UK, won a lifestyle competition organised by 'Best of the Best'.