Dubai: Winners who each took home Dh100,000 in the UAE-based Mahzooz draw on February 11 have shared their plans for the future.
During the 115th Super Saturday draws, as many as 1,847 winners bagged Dh1,931,050 in total cash prizes - including three Dh100,000 winners.
Gyan, a Nepalese expat in Oman, is one of the three raffle winners. The 49-year-old father of two who works at a gas plant in Oman, received a phone call from his daughter in Dubai informing him of his win. Gyan was introduced to Mahzooz by his daughter, who is a regular participant, and finally decided to participate for the first time last Saturday.
Gyan plans to use his windfall to start his own business in Nepal and to provide a better education for his children.
Sameer, an Indian graphic designer who has spent the last six years working in Saudi Arabia, had read the congratulatory email from Mahzooz. “This is a tremendous milestone for me; I feel very grateful to have won... This money will help me with my upcoming wedding expenses.”
The 32-year-old also plans to use his winnings to pay off his debt and secure some investments.