An Indian Who Lost His Job Due to Covid-19, Wins $1 Million Lottery in UAE

According to a media report, a 30-year-old unemployed Indian man in the UAE has won $ 1 million in a multi-million dollar contest. As Gulf News reported, Navneet Sajeevan won the Mega Price Money in the Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire draw.

Sajeevan, who has been living in Abu Dhabi for the last four years, bought the ticket online on November 22. He is a native of Kasargod in Kerala, is presently serving his notice period at his company. He was laid off last month as part of cost measures at his firm in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to Gulf News, Sajeevan said: “It is unbelievable. I feel blessed and happy. I am sharing the prize with four other colleagues and friends. Still, I take home USD 200,000, which is a big amount.”

Sajeevan, who has a one-year-old child, is the 171st Indian national to win the DDF mega prize, the Gulf News article said. Indian expatriates make up the highest number of Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire ticket buyers.