Dubai: Worker with zero bank balance wins Dh1 million overnight

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  • Date: 14-Oct-2021
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: UAE
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Dubai: Worker with zero bank balance wins Dh1 million overnight

It was a classic rags-to-riches story that unfolded on Saturday night at the live Mahzooz draw, when a crane operator in Dubai won a whopping Dh1 million by sheer stroke of luck. The 32-year-old Bangladeshi expat, Abdul Khader, who has never had a bank account in the UAE, suddenly became a millionaire overnight after winning the second prize in the 46th weekly live Mahzooz draw, when five of his ticket numbers matched the winning numbers. Khader, a crane operator in Dubai, also has the distinction of being and is the 16th overall millionaire of the draw this year. “I’m still grappling with how many zeroes there are in one million dirhams. Since I moved to Dubai 10 years ago, every dirham I earn has been sent to my family in Bangladesh,” he said choking with emotion. The father of two said that, since he would send most of his earnings back home for his family, it was difficult for him to even buy an Internet data plan for his phone. “I was working the night shift and was trying to watch the draw show live on my phone, but my data kept buffering. I finally called my roommate to check

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