Dubai, UAE June 16, 2022: Kunal Naik’s congratulatory email got sorted into his junk folder and if it wasn’t for a phone call from an Emirates Draw representative, the newlywed would have never known he was among 7 other winners who received AED 77,777 each from the socially responsible organisation.
“It’s hard to describe how happy I am that I won AED 77,777, especially since I tried a couple of times before but hadn’t won anything, so I guess third time’s the charm,” the 30-year-old Dubai-based Indian expatriate said, smiling.
Kunal, who works in accounting, added: “Thank you to Emirates Draw for giving me this amazing opportunity, I want to use part of my winnings to help my parents since my father’s retiring this year and they’re moving back to India. I’m not sure what to with the remaining amount, but my wife’s encouraging me to use it for a long overdue holiday to the USA.”
For Ashfaq Mir Rahman, it was several excited messages from his friends that tipped him off that he had won AED 77,777 with Emirates Draw. Stunned, he rushed to check whether the amazing news was true and once it was confirmed, the Indian expatriate was filled with joy at having his life transformed by the socially responsible organisation.
“My friends were watching the last draw and when they saw my name on the screen, they all immediately texted to congratulate me, which was a shock, especially since I’ve only won once since I started participating nine months ago when Emirates Draw officially launched. That amount was AED 77 so winning AED 77,777 is a definite upgrade,” Ashfaq said, laughing. The 45-year-old, who works in bank operations, shared that he plans to use his winnings to pay down his debts as well as donate a portion to charity.
Emirates Draw has distributed over AED 27 million in prize money to over 19,000 participants to date, including AED 695,338 to 394 winning participants in its latest draw round, where nearly 10% of all participants became instant winners by matching the first number from the right to receive AED 7. Along with the seven guaranteed raffle winners, who each received AED 77,777 in the draw portion, 1 participant matched 5 of 7 digits and won AED 77,777 in the raffle portion. Additionally, 3 participants matched 4 of 7 digits and won AED 7,777 and 29 participants matched 3 out of 7 digits to win AED 777 each. Finally, and 354 participants matched 2 out of 7 and each won AED 77.
The AED 100 Million Grand Prize, the largest in the region, remains up for grabs to be claimed by a single person or group of people who match all seven numbers from right to left. Optimistic participants have another chance to try for the life-changing prize during the next draw round, which will again be broadcast live on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 9 PM UAE time.
How to play?
Entrants can choose to participate in the weekly draw by purchasing a AED50 pencil that will support in planting coral polyps at www.emiratesdraw.com. After registering online, participants can select their seven-digit number or have the system choose their number randomly.
With their purchase, participants are entered into two separate drawings, the first a raffle draw where every week seven lucky participants are guaranteed AED 77,777 each. In addition, all participants will be entered into a second draw with six prize categories that include a Grand Prize of AED100 million when all seven numbers are matched.
The next draw will be live streamed across its digital platforms, YouTube and Facebook.
Be the next lucky winner and book your numbers early!
For more information, please call the toll-free number 800 77 777 777.
About Emirates Draw
A socially responsible UAE based organization that aims to support local environmental causes and initiatives through the CSR programmes that it spearheads. The organization aspires to provide ‘For a Better Tomorrow’ and radically improve everyday life for its lucky winners and society at large. Inclusive to all, eligible participants (18 years and above) are entered into two weekly draws; the first draw featuring seven guaranteed winners of AED 77,777 each and the second draw for six prize categories including the largest Grand Prize in UAE history of AED100 million.