Clockwise from left: Muhamed, Ibrahim and Robert


Indian expats split Dh1 million prize in Mahzooz


DUBAI – Six Indians took home a share of the Dh1 million second prize in the recent Mahzooz draw, organisers announced on Thursday (April 15).

Five of the six winners in last Saturday’s draw are from the Indian city of Kerala. They matched five out of six winning numbers to win Dh166,667 each.

For Robert, this win was a great way to start his Mahzooz experience.

“This was my first time participating in the draw. A few of my colleagues play so I decided to give it a try as well,” recalled the 69-year-old UAE resident. “I was under quarantine so I found out I won when my colleague called. It was a great moment for me.”

Originally from Kerala, Robert has spent over 40 years living in the UAE. He is married and has two daughters, one in Abu Dhabi and one currently in the USA.

“My daughter is getting married soon so I will gift her the money,” said Robert. “For me the money is good, but for her it will be great.”

As for Mahzooz, Robert has this simple message: “To anyone considering participating, just do it and don’t wait. You never know when your lucky day will come”.

Another winner is 35-year-old Muhamed, also from Kerala, who has spent the past 12 years living in the Middle East and working in the insurance industry.

The married, father of three said: “I received an email from Mahzooz and saw that I had won. I was very happy and quite surprised.”

What will he do with the money he won? “These winnings will go a long way for me as I can now pay off some debts and invest into my children’s future,” he said.

the six winners, Ibrahim Abdul is the only non-Keralite. The 34-year-old IT professional lives in Umm al Quwain with his family.

“This win will be life-changing for me over the next few months,” said Ibrahim. “When I saw that I won, I knew that this wonderful prize will go a long way towards covering day-to-day expenses for my family.”

How to participate in Mahzooz

Entrants can participate in Mahzooz by registering via and purchasing Al Emarat bottles of water for Dh35, which provides eligibility for one line in the draw. The next draw will be held on April 17. ICA/Expat Media

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