DDF representatives during the draw at the airport on Wednesday Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: An Indian shipping manager who works in Sharjah today won $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion held at Dubai International Airport.

Anil Gianchandani, 60, who is a father of two, said: “I can’t wait to break this news to my family.”

Gianchandani, who hails from Delhi, India is the 219th Indian national to have won $1 million in the Millennium Millionaire promotion since 1999. Indian nationals are the biggest buyers of the tickets.

Finest Surprise

Following the Millennium Millionaire draw, the Finest Surprise draw was conducted for a luxury motorbike. Roland Arceo, a 46-year-old Filipino national based in Sharjah, won a BMW S1000R (M Package) motorbike. A regular participant in the Dubai Duty Free promotion for 18 years now, Arceo has worked for Dubai Duty Free for 19 years.

Arceo, who was the photographer at the draw, was surprised when his name was called.

“I cannot believe it; this is really a surprise,” he said.