Kerala-based businessman wins a million dollar in Dubai Duty Free draw

WION Web Team Kottayam, Kerala May 21, 2020, 03.05 PM(IST)

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'I will set aside a good part of my win to help needy. I feel grateful with the win but I need to share it people who need it,' Rajan Kurian said.

An Indian businessman, based in India, won the Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Millennium Millionaire on Wednesday. Rajan Kurian, a 43 year old businessman from Kottayam, Kerala, won a million dollars (equivalent to Rs. 76 million).

His winning ticket number 2852 was picked up from series 330.

Rajan had been buying tickets for DDF promotions since October 2019. 

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“I will set aside a good part of my win to help needy. I feel grateful with the win but I need to share it people who need it,” he told a media organization.

Rajan was escalated to win the DDF, as the past few days have been gloomy and difficult due to the coronavirus pandemic. He has planned to use a part of the money for his business developments, and will save the rest for his children's future needs.

“The last few months have been tough with the COVID-19 situation. My business has come to a standstill. This money will be put to good use," he told a media organization.

Four other winners were announced who won a luxury vehicle each.