A 49-year-old Indian expatriate residing in Dubai has achieved a significant win after participating in the Dubai Duty Free raffle for 27 years. Mohame Mohamedbatcha, one of the two fortunate winners, secured a $1 million prize in the recent Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw conducted on Wednesday. A father of two, Mohamedbatcha serves as a senior officer at a bank and has been living in Dubai for two decades. Expressing gratitude, he stated, 'Thank you Dubai Duty Free for this very timely win,' after purchasing his winning ticket online on June 5. Mohamedbatcha marks the 231st Indian national to win the Millennium Millionaire promotion since its inception in 1999.

The second winner of $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free raffle was Ye Shin-kyu, a 46-year-old South Korean national from Seoul. As the first South Korean to claim the jackpot, Ye has been a consistent participant in the promotion for over five years, acquiring his lucky ticket on May 21 while returning to South Korea. Ye expressed his surprise and gratitude, saying, 'I’m very surprised! Thank you so much Dubai Duty Free.'

Subsequent to the Millennium Millionaire draw, the Finest Surprise draw awarded one luxury car and two motorbikes. Mathias Fernandes, a 44-year-old Indian expatriate in Dubai, won a BMW 740i M Sport (Tanzanite Blue Metallic) car. Having participated in Dubai Duty Free's promotions for 24 years, Fernandes previously won a Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe car in July 2009. 'I’m always grateful to Dubai Duty Free, as they have the best products and promotions,' said Fernandes, a father of two who works at an architectural firm. Additionally, Naveed Akhtar, a Pakistani national based in the UAE, won a BMW F 900 XR (Black Storm Metallic) motorbike; and Devesh Mukesh Dave, an Indian expatriate in Dubai, received an Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100 (Time Attack) motorbike.