Dubai Duty Free representatives with the million-dollar winning ticket during Wednesday's draw at the airport Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: An aircraft engineer for Emirates airline was announced as the latest $1 million winner in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw held today at Dubai International Airport.

Vikraman Nair Remani Amma Vinod, a 48-year-old Indian national based in Dubai, won the Millennium Millionaire Series 430 with a ticket that he had purchased on July 9 on his way to Thiruvananthapuram from Dubai. A resident of Dubai for 28 years, Vinod is a father of two.

Vinod, who hails from the southern Indian state of Kerala, is the 213th Indian national to have won $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999. Indian nationals are the biggest buyers of DDF draw tickets.

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Following the Millennium Millionaire presentation, the Finest Surprise draw was conducted for two luxury vehicles.

Mohamad Al Salem, a 57-year-old Saudi Arabian national based in Dhahran, won a BMW 740i M Sport car. A regular participant in Dubai Duty Free’s promotion since 1992, Al Salem is a father of three and runs his own engineering business.

Al Salem is a third time car winner with Dubai Duty Free as he previously won a BMW X6 M50i car in January 2022 and a BMW 750Li car in January 2007.

Murtaza Ebrahimjee, a 26-year-old Tanzanian national based in Dar es Salaam, won a BMW R nineT Scrambler motorbike, with a ticket he had purchased in July on his way to Zanzibar from Dubai.

A regular participant in Dubai Duty Free’s promotion for 20 years, Ebrahimjee is the second Tanzanian national to have won a motorbike since it was introduced in the Finest Surprise promotion in 2002.