Dalip (left) with Farid Samji, CEO of EWINGS

Dubai: A Dh20 million prize was won by an Indian mechanical engineer in Mahzooz draw on November 19. The winner, who lives in Kuwait, became Mahzooz’s 30th multi-millionaire as he matched five of the five winning numbers (12, 24, 31, 39, 49).

Dalip, a 48-year-old father of three, has been taking part in Mahzooz regularly.

“The stroke of luck that we saw on the 102nd Super Saturday Draws epitomise Mahzooz’s ethos: changing people’s lives overnight, forever”, said Farid Samji, CEO of EWINGS, Managing Operator of Mahzooz, who spoke during a press conference to celebrate Dalip’s victory.

“This was part of our latest promotion, which offered participants the chance to win Dh20 million instead of the usual Dh10 million and I am very happy that the promotion didn’t end before that top prize was claimed.”

‘Memorable night’

Dalip is determined to support his family - his wife, three children aged 25, 23 and 20, as well as his aging parents - with the prize money. “I couldn’t have saved this much even if I had worked for 100 years,” said the engineer, who has spent more than a decade away from his family working in the steel industry.

“I had goosebumps when I received the email from Mahzooz on that memorable night. While getting ready for bed, I received an email from Mahzooz, but I assumed that I had won either the third prize of Dh350 or the Dh100,000 raffle draw prize. With the aid of this money, my family and I will be able to pursue all of our aspirations.”

‘Immediate indulgences’

Dalip’s wants to retire and reside in a state-of-the-art house in India in the future. But his immediate indulgence will be buying the latest iPhone besides travelling around the world - Europe, USA and Gulf countries - with his family. He also intends to invest and settle down with his family in the UAE as he believes that his life changed for the better while he was participating with a brand from the Emirates.