DUBAI: Eleven-month-old Mohamed Salah, from Kerala, has joined the long list of Dubai Duty Free (DDF) millennium millionaires.
Baby Salah, who will turn a year old on February 13 has won a jackpot of $1 million (Rs 7 crore) in a monthly raffle in UAE.
Father Ramees Rahman, overjoyed with the outcome of the lottery.
“I bought the ticket in my son’s name. He is very lucky. This is a massive win. I am yet to decide what to do with the money,” said Rahman on Tuesday.
A resident of Abu Dhabi for over six years, Rahman said he has been participating in the Dubai Duty Free promotions for a year now. His winning ticket no. 1319 was bought in the series 323, Gulf news reported.
“I am positive there is a bright future for my son. His life is starting out on a very positive note. I feel blessed and thank the stars for this delightful moment in our lives,” said Rahman.
Interestingly, the toddler shares his name with the most prolific Egyptian footballer and a Champions League winner with Liverpool, Mohamed Salah.
Other DDF winners were Shaghayegh Attarzadeh, 33, an Iranian expat from Dubai who won a Mercedes Benz S560 (Magnetite Black Metallic) in Series 1745. Her winning ticket number is 0773.
She is an entrepreneur who runs a family business with her brother. Attarzadeh said she regularly buys a ticket to Dubai Duty Free’s promotions whenever she travels and was very thankful for her win.