Emirates Loto winner: Kikkere Ali Abdul Muneer
Emirates Loto winner: Kikkere Ali Abdul Muneer Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Last weekend saw two lucky winners share the Dh1 million prize purse by matching five out of the six numbers in Emirates Loto’s 12th draw.

One of those winners was Kikkere Ali Abdul Muneer, a 35-year-old UAE visitor.

Married and a father of one, Kikkere is yet to decide on what he will do with his winnings and said that there was need for a family discussion on the subject.

“I’ve never won anything before in my life so this came as a very big shock. I’d like to thank Emirates Loto for this amazing opportunity for me and my family. I would love to share some of the prize with my brother and sisters too,” said Kikkere.

Nelson Yesudas, a 29-year-old Dubai resident and sales executive, was the other lucky winner of Dh500,000 last weekend. A loyal and regular entrant to Emirates Loto since its inception, Nelson doesn’t participate in any other raffle or cash draw. “I was so surprised when I found out that I had won, I just couldn’t believe it”, said Nelson.

“When I first heard about Emirates Loto, I was somewhat sure I could win it. I thank my stars and God’s blessings, my roommates, my partner and also my friend Mishra who encouraged me to enter the draws and helped with my selection of numbers. I’m still figuring out what I will do with the cash. I probably need some time to think and reflect!”

For those who missed out on this week’s draw, they can buy Emirates Loto collectable(s) and choose to opt-in to the draw by selecting six numbers from one to 49. Players can register from home via the Emirates Loto website or through the mobile app. The next draw will be held on July 11, 2020, at 9pm.

For more information on collectables, prize winners, terms and conditions, eligibility and to Collect, Play and have the opportunity to win in the next Emirates Loto draw, please visit www.emiratesloto.com.