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‘I am very grateful for this victory after participating for a long time; I hope this will not be the last’, said the father of two children



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Published: Wednesday 26 Oct 2022, 2:55 PM

Last updated: Wednesday 26 Oct 2022, 2:56 PM

A citizen of Kazakhstan was announced as the latest winner of $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion in a draw held today at Concourse D International Airport.

Mr. Bulat Aknazarov., a citizen of Kazakhstan living in the UAE, won $1 million in Millennium Millionaire Series 404 with a ticket he bought online on October 10.

Mr Aknazarov, who is the 5th Kazakhstani national to win $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999, is currently unavailable for contact, but will no doubt be surprised when he learns of his newfound wealth.

Today’s draws were conducted by the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, Colm McLoughlin, Salah Tahlak, COO Pamoja, Sinead El Sibai, SVP – Marketing, Mona Al Ali, SVP – Human Resources, Sharon Beecham, SVP – Purchasing and Zayed Al Shebli. , SVP – Loss Prevention and Business Security.

Following the presentation of the Millennial Millionaire, a Best Surprise draw was also held for two luxury cars.

Mr. Mohammed Qassim, a 48-year-old Emirati citizen living in Dubai, won a Porsche Panamera GTS (Carrara White Metallic) in the Finest Surprise Series 1819, which he bought online on October 12.

A regular participant in the development of Dubai Duty Free for 14 years, Mr. Qassim is a father of two and works as the head of strategy for Emirates NBD.

“Thank you very much, Dubai Duty Free. I really appreciate the win after participating [such a] long time. I hope this will not be the last,” he said.

Finally, Mr. Nolito Castillo, a Filipino living in Sharjah, won a BMW R 1250 R (Mineral Gray Metallic) motorcycle in the Finest Surprise Series 517, which he bought online on October 5 on his way to Manila in the Philippines for a vacation.

Mr. Castillo was also not immediately available for comment.

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