The lucky trio in the latest Mahzooz draw. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Mahzooz, a weekly draw in the UAE, saw the highest number of winners in its 157th draws on Saturday, December 2.

Chanikarn, an American interior designer originally from Thailand, emerged as the first winner. The newcomer who landed in Dubai in April 2023 for work, started participating in Mahzooz since August 2023 after learning about the life changing opportunities the draw offers from one of her friends. The single 45-year-old was elated and shocked to discover her win during an early-morning line purchase on Sunday and considers the win as her belated birthday gift. Chanikarn intends to treat her mother to a vacation to Europe and is yet to decide on the rest of her spending.

Meenakshisundaram, a 55-year-old account manager from India, is Mahzooz’s second lucky raffle winner for this week. Married with a 25-year-old son, Meenakshisundaram has been living in Dubai for 20 years and enjoys spending his free time watching films and exploring the outdoors. Having previously won smaller amounts with Mahzooz, his dedication to the draw from its inception has finally paid off, as he finally landed the substantial raffle prize of Dh100,000. The winner plans to allocate his winnings to his son’s further education as well as charitable causes.

The third winner of the guaranteed raffle prize of Dh100,000 was Sayed, a 28-year-old expat from Pakistan who works in Dubai as a valet driver. Watching the live draw with a friend, Sayed was overjoyed to see his raffle ID on the screen. Still under shock, Sayed’s immediate plans include sharing the news with his mother and realizing his dream of starting a cafeteria business in Pakistan. This win serves as a momentous occasion for him, who, despite participating in other draws, experienced his first major victory with Mahzooz.