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Pakistani mechanic wins a lottery worth AED10,000,000 in Dubai

The 32-year-old currently lives in shared accommodation provided by his employer. He frequently participated in the weekly draw.

Pakistani mechanic living in Dubai for nine years wins a lottery worth a whopping AED10,000,000 (Rs607 million) in the Mahzooz weekly draw.

Saad is the second Pakistani to become a Mahzooz multi-millionaire. The 32-year-old currently lives in shared accommodation provided by his employer. He frequently participated in the weekly draw and purchased Mahzooz water bottles. Saad won the lottery after his five out of five numbers matched.

The first top prize winner of AED 50,000,000 Junaid is also from Pakistan. Since then, the company has made 29 multi-millionaire and given away 300,000,000 prize money.

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When asked about plans for how he will use the lottery money, Saad said to donate a portion of it to the flood victims in Pakistan. He also plans to bring his family to UAE and start a business with friends with the remaining amount.

CEO Mahzooz Farid Samji, in his press conference, said, “We are delighted to see that we have another deserving grand prize winner from Pakistan, and we hope that Mahzooz can give all those who have big dreams the good life they deserve.”

“Pakistani nationals make up our third largest customer base. Over 190 of them were among the second prize winners of AED1 million, and 12 have won the raffle draw of 100,000 each,” Samji said.

Saad said he randomly chose the combination of the winning number. He had also asked his wife to participate in the draw; it was his set of numbers that won him the lottery. He earns AED 2000 working as a machine mechanic and operator at an aluminum factory. Saad says due to financial constraints he has been unable to bring his wife to UAE, despite four years of marriage.

“I am my family’s only breadwinner, and I am responsible for both my ailing mother and sister, who lost her husband to a brain tumor last year, as well as her child,” said Saad. He added that he was on a late-night drive with his friend when he logged in to his Mahzooz account to check the draw. He was shocked to learn that he had won the lottery. “I am so happy. This unexpected gift came to me just when I needed it most, and I want to thank Mahzooz for making a difference in my life,” Saad added.