Abu Dhabi Massive Ticket winners meet up: ‘I can now dare to dream’, UAE’s newest millionaire says


Shahed Ahmed Moulvifaiz is a resident of the UAE for almost 40 years now, is the winner of the ten million Collection 226.
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Dubai: Organisers of one of many largest jackpot attracts on this planet — Massive Ticket — organized a meet-up with the most recent UAE multi-millionaire and with earlier winners.

On board a yacht in Dubai Marina, hosts Richard and Bushra welcomed the draw’s large winners together with the others who had received money and bonanza prizes.

“We’ve got been which means to fulfill with our winners and the press as properly for someday. The meet-up was organised so we might see our winners in a extra lighter setting and so we are able to get to know them. We’re happy that a few of winners determined to come back together with us on a yacht journey and chat with us,” stated Richard.

Gulf Information caught up with UAE’s newest millionaire, Shahed Ahmed Moulvifaiz, 55, a Bangladeshi automobile storage proprietor dwelling in Al Ain. A resident of UAE for almost 40 years now, he stated this was a life-changing second for him. “I can now dare to dream,” he stated throughout the yacht journey on Wednesday. Shahed received Dh10 million within the Abu Dhabi Massive Ticket draw on April 3. He stated he had been shopping for lottery tickets for the previous twenty years, however by no means as soon as thought he would win it this large.

Shahed, who lives in Al Ain along with his son, runs a household enterprise. His two different kids reside along with his spouse in Bangladesh.

“I’ve a dream to construct a giant home again residence in Chittagong. I additionally want to save cash for my kids’s schooling. As well as, I need to go on a vacation with my spouse and kids. So there’s quite a bit to be performed with this cash,” he stated.

One other jackpot winner, Indian expatriate Shivamurthy Krishnappa, who lives in Sharjah, received Dh12 million final month. He was additionally current on the dinner hosted by Massive Ticket onboard the yacht.

Shivamurthy, who hails from Shimoga district within the Indian state of Karnataka, instructed Gulf Information he’ll purchase a three-bedroom condominium again residence in India with the prize cash. “It will likely be a easy home for my household and I plan to construct it again in my hometown. I don’t need to construct a elaborate home as of now. I can be accountable with my profitable cash. I don’t need to splurge.” He additionally stated a part of the prize cash will go in direction of his kids’s schooling. “I’m giving some cash to my brother to run an actual property enterprise. The remaining can be saved for the longer term.”

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Massive Ticket winner Shivamurthy Krishnappa with hosts Bushra and Richard throughout the yacht journey in Dubai Marina.
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A mechanical engineer in Dubai since 2005, Krishnappa has been shopping for the Massive Ticket each month for the final three years. “Everybody ought to dream and dream large. You by no means know when your desires can be fulfilled. Massive Ticket modifications lives for positive. My life has modified. I really feel blessed.”

Pakistani customer to UAE, Zaheen Kousar, who received Dh90,000 within the April draw, couldn’t cease smiling whereas talking to Gulf Information. “My husband purchased the ticket in my title and I can’t consider I’ve received. I instructed my husband that I need to purchase a elaborate automobile once I return residence. My husband has helped many individuals for schooling. I assume it’s his goodness that has rewareded us.”

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One of many winners of the Abu Dhabi Massive Ticket draw.
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Talking to Gulf Information, hosts Richard and Bushra, stated each time they hosted the occasion, that they had goosebumps! “There’s a enormous duty and we’re conscious that one particular person’s life is altering for positive in a giant approach. We’re a part of that journey and belief me, each time I name out the winner’s names, I get goosebumps. I’m excited and want everybody properly,” they stated.

Bushra stated she felt so pleased to fulfill the winners personally. “Their smile says all of it. When you can also make even one particular person smile or really feel pleased, it makes a giant distinction. And that’s the way it ought to be on daily basis. Make somebody really feel good, pleased and be the rationale to alter somebody’s life for the higher.”


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