Dubai: The excitement was palpable among the Filipino community, as John, a young expatriate from the Philippines, emerged as the 8th Filipino Mahzooz millionaire, winning the guaranteed raffle prize of Dh1,000,000 at the 138th weekly draw held on Saturday 22 July 2023.
The win makes John the 53rd millionaire to be crowned by Mahzooz, the UAE’s leading weekly draw, which has given away more than Dh427 million in prize money to over 250,000 winners to date.
Mahzooz has become the favoured weekly draw among "Pinoys" in the region, offering not only a chance to win life-changing prizes but also creating a sense of community and connection among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE, GCC, and beyond.
To date, around 54,000 OFWs have been fortunate recipients of more than Dh67,000,000 through Mahzooz.
The lucky young winner came to the UAE 2 years ago to work alongside his mother as a filing clerk at his uncle’s laundry in Karama, Dubai. The 26 years old who participates in Mahzooz every week, was left speechless when he saw that his Mahzooz account has increased by Dh1,000,000 overnight.
As John contemplates his future plans with the newfound fortune, he has expressed interest in investing in a laundry business in the UAE. While he hasn’t finalised the specifics, he is considering whether to expand his uncle’s existing laundry business or embark on a new venture in the same industry.
Additionally, John plans to support his father’s farming business back home by sending some of the prize money to further enhance their family’s livelihood.
Filled with joy and gratitude, John conveyed his heartfelt sentiments about the life-changing win, “This is the first time I win anything in my entire life. Coming to the UAE was a huge step for me as I am the main bread winner for my large family. Now the UAE and Mahzooz have awarded me this huge prize which I still cannot fathom. My four brothers and two sisters are extremely happy for me and I am forever grateful for this huge win”.
On Saturday, 22 July 2023, there were 1,278 winners awarded a total of Dh1,511,750 in prize money. While the top prize of Dh20,000,000 went unclaimed this week, 30 participants matched four out of the following five numbers 3, 5, 11, 22, 48 and shared the second prize of Dh200,000, earning Dh6,667 each. \1,247 other winners matched three out of five numbers and received AED 250 each.
For only Dh35, participants can purchase a bottle of Mahzooz water, and enter the weekly draw every Saturday consisting of the Grand Draw, for a chance to win the new top prize of AED 20,000,000 and the new weekly Raffle Draw, which will grant Dh1,000,000 every week to a guaranteed millionaire-to-be.
Mahzooz, Arabic for “Lucky” remains dedicated to transforming lives and creating opportunities for individuals like John, who through this significant win, has taken a step closer to realizing his dreams and securing a brighter future for himself and his loved ones.
EWings LLC, the Managing Operator of Mahzooz, is a technology and operations management company headquartered in the UAE. EWINGS delivers tailor-made services, spanning strategy, technology infrastructure, operations, and management with a special focus on the entertainment industry.