- Roland plans to use the money to get married and help his family
- To date, Mahzooz has made nine millionaires in 2021
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DUBAI, UAE, June 3, 2021 — Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) appear to be ultra-lucky with Mahzooz, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) lottery that has now produced nine instant millionaires this year alone.
Remember the female OFW named “Wendy” who won UAE dirham (AED) worth 201,000 (around Php2.6 million) just last month of May?
Well, another OFW in the name of “Roland” is the ninth Mahzooz instant millionaire after bagging AED 1 million in the draw on May 22. His prize money, or his winnings, is over Php13 million (1 AED = Php13.01). According to Wikipedia, there are over 600,000 Filipinos who call UAE their home.
SDN — Science & Digital News learned about the seemingly lucky streaks of Filipino expats in the Arab country through an email from Ewings, the managing operator of Mahzooz.
It said Roland, who is a delivery driver and resident of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital and the biggest emirate, was one of the two lucky winners of AED 1 million each in Mahzooz’s 27th weekly draw. Bettors take the prize for guessing and matching five out of six numbers.
“I’ve been participating in the draw from day one and I never lost hope. “I always knew my lucky day would come and when it came on Saturday, I couldn’t believe it.” — Roland
The lottery had AED 2 million rolled over prize for second prize. Roland, the ninth winner this year, shared equally the prize with the unnamed eighth lucky punter.
A Mahzooz aficionado for years, Roland, who works as a delivery driver for a cake shop, had an inkling that one day soon he would strike it rich.
“I’ve been participating in the draw from day one and I never lost hope,” said the 38-year-old. “I always knew my lucky day would come and when it came on Saturday, I couldn’t believe it. When I saw that my numbers matched, I was so excited that I couldn’t sleep. I even had to check my blood pressure the next morning! I never thought that I’d become a millionaire but now I know for sure that everything in life is possible.”
Roland plans to use his winnings to give his partner the wedding of her dreams.
“We have been talking about getting married for a long time and now we can finally afford it,” said Roland.
Additionally, after over 10 years in the UAE, Roland is excited at the chance to help his family back in the Philippines.
“I can finally buy land for my mother so she can build her dream home,” said Roland. “I also want to help out my brother. Ever since I was little, he’s supported me through everything – going to college, moving to the UAE. None of this would have been possible without him.”
As for Roland himself, he will keep trying his luck with Mahzooz and shared these words for other participants. “Don’t stop or you might miss your chance. Continue forward, keep your hopes, and one day you’ll be the lucky one.”
Along with Roland, an Emirati national also matched five out of six numbers and claimed AED 1,000,000. The two men shared the AED 2,000,000 second prize, which was doubled in accordance with the Rules of Mahzooz, after going unclaimed in the 26th draw.
For those who missed out on last week’s live draw, entrants can participate in Mahzooz by registering via www.mahzooz.ae and purchasing a bottle of water. Each bottle of water purchased (for AED 35) provides eligibility for one line in the draw and the donation is channeled through Mahzooz’s community partners to hydrate those in need.
The next draw will be held as scheduled on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 9 p.m., UAE time. Mahzooz is inclusive to all who are eligible. (/)
EWINGS LLC, the Managing Operator of Mahzooz, is a technology and operations management company headquartered in the UAE. EWINGS delivers tailor-made services, spanning strategy, technology infrastructure, operations, and management with a special focus on the entertainment industry.
Mahzooz is the GCC’s only weekly live draw that offers players a life-changing opportunity with tens of AED millions to be won every week. Mahzooz is dedicated to making people’s dreams come true and giving back to the community.
For more information on Mahzooz, prizes, winners, rules, terms and conditions, eligibility and to enter the coming Mahzooz draw, please visit www.mahzooz.ae or follow @MyMahzooz on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.