Two Emiratis win AED 1 million each, in Etisalat’s Wasel ‘24 millionaires campaign’

Published October 7th, 2009 - 07:52 GMT
Two Emirati Nationals, Obaid Mohammed A’zaabi and Talal Hussain Al Awadi have won AED 1 million each, in cash prize in the sixth week draw of Etisalat’s ongoing ‘24 millionaires’ campaign.
Etisalat announced the two winning names after the electronic draw was held for all Wasel subscribers who charged their mobile credit during the last week. The draw was conducted in the presence of a senior member from the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce. Since the beginning of the campaign in August, Etisalat has already announced twelve lucky millionaires, including this week’s winners, of which six are UAE Nationals and the balance six million dirhams in prize have been claimed by residents of India, Egypt, Uganda and Pakistan. AED 12 million, the fifty percent of the prize money, is still up for grabs till 14th November, for customers who will be recharging their Wasel credit balance, in the coming weeks.
Thirty year old Obaid A’zaabi, the eleventh winner of the campaign has retired due to health reasons. He expressed his excitement on winning AED one million cash from Etisalat: “I am very thrilled to win this unexpected prize. I would like to thank Etisalat for its continuous initiatives that it undertakes to support the Nationals as well as the expatriate population residing in the UAE, alike. As per Etisalat’s bonus credit offer with each recharge on Wasel prepaid cards, all that I was expecting to receive was the extra credit balance. But AED one million will definitely change my life and my family’s future. Now I can repay my pending loans and invest the balance to secure my future.”
The second winner of this week, Talal Hussain Al Awadi, who works in the Immigration department in Dubai, said: “My circumstances and usage of the mobile phone requires me to recharge AED 500 every week for me to make international calls. Etisalat offer is very ideal for me, since I get extra credit and more talk time with every recharge. However, winning a prize was highly unexpected and I appreciate that Etisalat has been extremely generous in rewarding a customer like me by way of a million-dirham prize. My dreams appear to have come closer now.”  
Customers still have a chance to participate in the ongoing promotion by recharging their Wasel accounts. Besides the chance to become millionaires, customers will also benefit from additional free credit on each Wasel recharge that can be used for all calls and SMS (local & international). In addition, new Wasel customers or customers renewing their Wasel accounts will get 100% cash back credited to their account.
Customers can also gain additional chances to participate in the weekly draw, depending on the recharge amount. A higher recharge denomination will ensure more entries in the weekly draw as follows:
• Recharging by AED 25 till 49, gets 1 chance in the draw
• Recharging by AED 50 till 99, gets 3 chances in the draw
• Recharging by AED 100 till 199, gets 6 chances in the draw
• Recharging by AED 200 till 499, gets 12 chances in the draw
• Recharging by AED 500 and above , gets 20 chances in the draw
Customers can use Prepaid Calling Card, eVoucher, Etisalat website, Emirates Post, Banks, Mobile Payment, Public Payment Machine, or any other means of payment, for recharging their Wasel cards.

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