Dubai: Filipino clerk wins Dh1 million in latest Mahzooz draw. The 26-year-old, who works at a laundry shop in Karama, is now thinking of starting his own venture
01 August 2023, 12:00 AM
31 August 2023, 12:00 AM
John, a young expatriate from the Philippines, emerged as the eighth Filipino Mahzooz millionaire, winning the guaranteed raffle prize of Dh1,000,000 at the 138th weekly draw held on July 22.
The win makes John the 53rd millionaire to be crowned by Mahzooz, the UAE's leading weekly draw, which has given away more than Dh427 million in prize money to over 250,000 winners to date.
Mahzooz has become the favoured weekly draw among Pinoys in the region, offering not only a chance to win life-changing prizes but also creating a sense of community and connection among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE, GCC, and beyond. To date, around 54,000 OFWs have been fortunate recipients of more than Dh67,000,000 through Mahzooz.
About 1278 winners were awarded a total of Dh1,511,750 in prize money. While the top prize of Dh20,000,000 went unclaimed this week, 30 participants matched four out of the following five numbers 3, 5, 11, 22, 48 and shared the second prize of Dh200,000, earning Dh6,667 each. 1,247 other winners matched three out of five numbers and received Dh250 each.
The lucky young winner came to the UAE two years ago to work alongside his mother as a filing clerk at his uncle’s laundry in Karama, Dubai. The 26-year-old, who participates in Mahzooz every week, was left speechless when he saw that his Mahzooz account has increased by Dh1,000,000 overnight.
As John contemplates his future plans with the newfound fortune, he has expressed interest in investing in a laundry business in the UAE. While he hasn't finalised the specifics, he is considering whether to expand his uncle's existing laundry business or embark on a new venture in the same industry.