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Dubai Duty Free conducts the latest draw of Millennium Millionaire. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The first $1 million jackpot prize from Dubai Duty Free for the year has been bagged by an American expatriate based in Dubai.

The airport retailer announced on Tuesday that Casey Bly, a 41-year-old Dubai resident for eight years, is the latest winner of its Millennium Millionaire draw.

Bly is a regular buyer of raffle tickets. The ticket that brought him luck was purchased at the airport on his way to a business trip in Cape Town.

“As a frequent traveller, buying tickets to Dubai Duty Free promotions has been a regular habit for me and I never lose hope that one day I’m going to win. And finally it did happen – what great news for the beginning of the year,” Bly said after receiving a call from the raffle draw organisers.

The winner works as a sales and service manager for a private company.