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Indian duo win $1mn in Dubai

IANS  |  Dubai 

Two friends from India, and Francis Sebastian, staying in the (UAE), have won $1 million in Dubai's Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw.

The ticket purchased by the duo was picked as the winner during the draw at International Airport on Tuesday, reported.

Thommana, 36, who hails from works as a at an automotive workshop in Sharjah. He said he and Sebastian, an employee of Arabian Automobiles, will be splitting the jackpot prize as they had equally shared the cost of the ticket.

"Thank you Duty Free for this amazing surprise! This will certainly go a long way for the two of us," said Thommana.

Sebastian purchased the ticket five times and each time he would prank his mother back home saying that he's won.

"This time she didn't believe me at all. It was only after a friend called and convinced her, she came to terms with it," he said.

The friends have not decided what to do with their winnings. However, they will both continue to live and work here in the UAE. "There are no plans of going back to as of now. We will stay here," said Thommana.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:34 IST
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