An Indian national struck rich and won the AED 1,000,000 second prize in the 44th weekly live Mahzooz draw, becoming Mahzooz’s 15th millionaire this year. The lucky winner matched five out of the six winning numbers, which were 9, 11, 21, 31, 32, 34.

Dubai resident Mir participated in Mahzooz at the last minute: “Five hours before the live draw, I felt the impulse to purchase a bottle of water and enter the draw. I couldn’t check the results as I was busy running errands,” says the 34-year-old sales manager.

“My wife, who is also an active participant, won AED 1,000 just two weeks ago! So, I thought I too could win, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d win a life-changing amount of a million dirhams,” says Mir.

Mir only came to know of his fortune the following morning: “I was at work when I received a call informing me that I’ve won a million dirhams, and thought I was being pranked by a radio station or something. When I realised that the call was genuine, I tried to talk, but my mouth couldn’t form the words.”

Mir moved to Dubai from his hometown of Hyderabad 12 years ago to pursue his higher education. But he decided to drop out when he found a lucrative job.

“Last year, I decided to resume my higher studies and take my professional skills to the next level. So, I went back to university. Now, thanks to Mahzooz, I have more than enough money, not only to pursue my master’s but also fulfil all my dreams in life!”

His conviction in the advantages of a good education is why Mir plans to use his winnings to sponsor the education of some underprivileged students in India after earmarking a portion for savings.

Mahzooz’s humanitarian aspect encouraged Mir and his wife to participate regularly in the draw: “The fact that Mahzooz channels the bottles of water we donate when participating in the draw to those in need makes it a meaningful experience because it allows me to help others while standing a chance to make my dreams come true.”

The newly-made millionaire concludes with advice to others: “Keep participating. I’m a live example of someone who participated in the nick of time and won! Mahzooz proved to me that miracles can happen.”

Entrants can participate in Mahzooz by registering via www.Mahzooz.ae and purchasing a bottle of water for AED 35. The next weekly live draw will be held on Saturday 2 October 2021 at 9:00pm UAE time. Mahzooz is inclusive to all who are eligible.