A Kenyan man who won Sh100 million in Dubai after his ticket was drawn on Tuesday has finally been found.
Gulf News reported that Paul Wachira responded after several failed calls and follow up emails.
He had no idea that he was the lucky winner of the huge amount and previous attempts to reach him proved futile.
It is reported that an email and a reminder email finally got his attention and he was ecstatic to hear that he had joined the list of Dubai Duty-Free winners.
The 44-year-old from Nairobi is said to have bought the ticket on May 22 and is a regular participant of the promotion.
“Thank you Dubai Duty-Free for this blessing. I am happy to win US$1 million dollars,” he said.
Three other winners were announced in the Dubai Duty-Free Finest Surprise promotion and each of them won a luxury vehicle.
Dubai expat Ramlal Sargara won a Bentley Bentayga V8 (Dark Sapphire) in Series no. 1722 with winning ticket number 0598. Wrya Rahimi, also a Dubai expat, won a Range Rover HSE 340 HP (Fuji White) in Series no. 1723 with ticket number 0172. Sandun Sameera, who resides in Dubai, won an Indian Scout Bobber (Thunder Black Smoke) motorbike with ticket number 0841 in Series no. 369.
Launched in June 1999, the Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion has captured the imagination of travellers around the globe offering a one-in-5,000 chance to win US$1 million.
Draws take place at approximately 2-3 weeks’ interval at Dubai Duty-Free shopping complex.
In the 20-year lifespan of the Millennium Millionaire, there have been 7 winners who doubled the luck and won the promotion twice.
Tickets can also be purchased online or at Dubai Duty-Free in Dubai International or Al Maktoum International.