Abu Dhabi: An Indian man won the Emirates weekly draw for the third time on Sunday, September 4.
The winner of the draw Shareef Kuniya Abdulla won the grand prize of Dirhams 77,777 (Rs 16,85,153) in the latest round of the 49th episode of Emirates Draw in Dubai.
Shareef Kuniya Abdulla bagged the mega prize after he matched five out of seven digits of the winning sequence at the Emirates Draw.
“This was my third win in just 16 tries. Although the first two were small prize amounts, they kept me motivated, and this win was a pleasant surprise,” Shareef told Gulf News.
He plans to launch a small business with his winnings towards the goal of financial independence.
The 49th episode of the Emirates draw also saw two winners Murtaza Khan from Pakistan, and Yugal Dahal, who took home Dirhams 77,777 (Rs 16,85,153) each.
The draw began 11 months ago and the association has dispersed Dhs 35 million up until now. More than 25,000 members have profited from the cash.
Since its inception 11 months ago, the organisation distributed over 35 million Dirhams (Rs 75,95,77,000). More than 25,000 members have profited from the cash.
The next draw will be broadcast live on Sunday, September 11 at 9 pm UAE time. To participate in the weekly draw, one needs to purchase a Dh 50 pencil to support planting a coral polyp.