Lebanese Expat Wins $1 Million in Dubai

Published August 29th, 2018 - 08:14 GMT
Officials at Dubai Duty Free supervise the latest draw for its millionaire promotion. (KhT)
Officials at Dubai Duty Free supervise the latest draw for its millionaire promotion. (KhT)

A Lebanese businessman won $1 million, while two others drove away luxury vehicles when their winning ticket numbers were drawn in Tuesday's Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise promotions at Dubai International Airport.

Antoine Labaki, a 45-year old Lebanese national from Beirut, bought his winning ticket number 3277 online in Series 279, and said after hearing the news: "Buying a ticket online to win $1 million has become a habit for me for the past four years. Nonetheless, I was a little unsure when I received a phone call from Dubai Duty Free today. It was not until my details were read over the phone that I started to believe that I indeed become a millionaire."

A father of three, Labaki owns a construction business and is the 11th Lebanese national to win $1 million since its inception in 1999. 

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Following the Millennium Millionaire draw two more winners were announced in the Finest Surprise promotion, each one winning a luxury vehicle. 

Judith Kriesten, a 51-year old German national based in Essen, won a black metallic Audi R8 in Series 1693 with ticket number 0556. Subbaiah Appanderanda, an Indian national based in Dubai, who held ticket number 705 in Series 344, drove home a black BMW R 1200 GS motorbike.


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