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Indian who won $1 million prize wins again in Dubai Duty Free Draw

10:21 PM | 1 Feb, 2023
Indian who won $1 million prize wins again in Dubai Duty Free Draw
Source: Khaleej Times

DUBAI - An Indian expat saw lady luck smiling on his face twice as he won the prize in Dubai duty free draw for the second time in six years.

Amit Saraf won a whopping $1-million (Dh3.67-million) mega prize in the Duty Free draw back in 2016 and now again on on Wednesday, he won Mercedes Benz S500. The 48-year-old moved to the city from Bengaluru and started his online business after winning the lotto; he believes Dubai Duty Free to be one of the most genuine promotions in the world.

The official figures say there have been 8 lucky ticket holders who have won the promotion twice. Generally, Indians have been winning the $1 million prize for multiple times. From 9 November 2022 to 4 January 2023 this year, 9 Indians have won $1 million. 

Besides Saraf, a Tajik national was also announced as the latest $1-million winner in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw which happened at Dubai International Airport. Abduvali Akhmad Ali had purchased the ticket online on January 16.

Interestingly, Ali is the first Tajik to have won $1 million since the start of the Millennium Millionaire promotion in 1999, Khaleej Times reported. Up until now, there have been 49 nationalities that have won $1 million in the promotion.


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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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