UAE resident Abu Ali intends to donate part of the prize to charity.
Lebanese ex-pat living in Dubai became the third millionaire after winning the Dh1M second-tier prize in the weekly digital draw Mahzooz.
Abu Ali got five of the six winning combinations 6-11-13-31-34-37 during the 10th draw on January 30th. A longtime mathematics graduate in the UAE, Abu Ali, said he would use the winnings to secure his children’s future and donate part of the prize to charity.
The draw takes place every Saturday at 21:00. During the draw, Abu Ali said he watched a movie on Netflix when his phone beeped, and a message appeared: “You won!”
He said, “I received a similar two-word notification before, and I said maybe I won another Dh35. But then I figured there was no harm in checking. So, when I checked my Winnings Balance and saw the seven digits, I thought to myself: ‘Am I reading this correctly?’ The feeling at that moment was hard to describe, but after it sank in, I felt very blessed.”
Abu Ali’s acquaintance with Mahzooz first happened on social networks; he started playing in November. He said: “Despite winning a life-changing sum, I am a strong believer in never taking things for granted and vowed to continue taking everyday life the same way as before last Saturday’s draw.
“For sure, we already know that some part of this will go to a charity. When feeling grateful, you always want to share your good fortune with others. We also know that we want to use it for our kids. We’re not exactly sure how just yet, but we know that this is for them and not us.”
The next Mahzooz weekly digital draw is scheduled for Saturday (February) at 21:00 (UAE time). The entrance price is 35 dirhams. Members can participate by registering on the Mahzooz website. Do you believe in your luck?