Bangladeshi worker with zero bank balance in Dubai wins 1 million dirhams overnight in Mahzooz draw


I’m still grappling with how many zeros there are in a million dirhams, he said

It was a classic story of misery to wealth that unfolded on Saturday night during the Mahzooz live draw, when a crane operator from Dubai took home a whopping Dh million by fluke.

32-year-old Bangladeshi expatriate Abdul Khader, who has never had a bank account in the UAE, suddenly became a millionaire overnight after winning second prize in the 46th Mahzooz Weekly Live Draw, when five of his ticket numbers matched the winner. Numbers.

Khader, a crane operator in Dubai, also has the distinction of being Mahzooz’s first Bangladeshi millionaire and the 16th millionaire overall in the draw this year.

“I am still grappling with the number of zeros in a million dirhams. Since I moved to Dubai 10 years ago, every dirham I earn has been sent to my family in Bangladesh, ”he said, stifled with emotion.

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The father of two said that since he would send most of his income home for his family, it was difficult for him to even buy an internet data plan for his phone.

“I was working nights and trying to watch the raffle live on my phone, but my data was still buffering. I finally called my roommate to check the results and found out that I had found five out of six numbers this time! It’s so great that even people like me, who are not very well off, can afford to participate in Mahzooz, ”Khader said, adding that this was his fifth time in the draw.

Thrilled by the huge cash prize, Khader said he looks forward to splurging with his wife, who he says has been very patient and understanding throughout.

“First, I’m going to buy some gold for my wife. I could never save enough to buy him a grain of gold.

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The selfless worker also added, “I want to use part of my prize money to help my brother and father, who have faced many financial setbacks. Then I will build a house and rent it out – this will ensure that we have a constant income for years to come. “

Khader said he would also set aside part of his earnings for his children’s education: “I only went to school until third grade and had to drop out of school to support my child. my family. This winning amount will ensure that, unlike me, my kids can pursue any dream they want. “

After making sure his family’s needs are met, Khader hopes to invest in a breeding farm.


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“I have always been worried about the future. But this life-changing victory will ensure that my future is not full of difficulties, but of opportunities that were beyond my reach before. I am so grateful to Mahzooz.

Those who missed this week’s draw can participate by registering via and purchasing a bottle of water for 35 Dh. Each bottle of water purchased qualifies for one line in the draw and will be donated and channeled by Mahzooz’s community partners to hydrate those in need. The next weekly live draw will take place on Saturday, October 16 at 9 p.m. UAE time.

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Saman Haziq


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