At the Dubai Duty Free Millennium draw on July 1, 2020.


Pilot wins $1 million in Dubai Duty Free draw


DUBAI – An American pilot is now $1 million richer after winning the grand prize in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium draw.

Keith Andrew Hansen, a UPS airline pilot for Washington, bought his winning ticket in Dubai on June 14.

His ticket number 2545 was picked for the Millennium Millionaire Series 333 on Wednesday (July 1).

Hansen is the ninth American to win a million dollars since the Dubai Duty Free draw was launched in 1999.

“Hansen is unavailable for immediate comment, but will no doubt be surprised when he learns of his newfound wealth,” an organizer said.

Meanwhile, Czech national Sara Angelina Mroue couldn’t believe her luck after she won a luxury car with a ticket she picked using her birth year 1987.

Her winning ticket 0087 won her a BMW 78Li xDrive M Sport. The 33-year-old London resident bought the ticket online in May.

“I can’t believe it! This is like the best news ever! I never won anything this big in my whole life, I’m excited to go back to Prague and share this good news to my family,” she said.

Another winner is Indian expat Sanjeev Kumar Prasad. The Sharjah resident won an Aprilla Shiver 900 motorcycle.

The 33-year-old electrician bought winning ticket number 0887. ICA/Expat Media

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