Rlixa, staff Reporter
Mohammed, an Indian expat who runs a perfume and accessories shop in partnership in Dubai is one of the lucky ones who struck it big in the 79th Mahzooz draw as he took home Dhs100,000 in a Raffle Draw prize. Two other expats from Syria and Mauritius also won Dhs100,000 each in the weekly Raffle Draw.
Thanks to its remit of doing good to the community and changing lives, Mahzooz, operated by EWINGS, continues to be on an upward trajectory, with more people joining the platform, spanning all walks of life.
The same weekly draw saw 2,365 winners, amassing over 3,000,000 in total prize money, with 61 lucky winners sharing the second prize of Dhs2,000,000.
Mohammed has been in the UAE for six years and his family includes eight siblings, which means the winning will provide meaningful change to more lives than one. Furthermore, Mohammed is grateful that the money came at an opportune time as he is planning to get married later this year.
“As you know wedding comes with a huge expense. I am very happy that I have won this money at the right time. Beside my marriage expenses, I would also like to buy a gold gift for my mother,” says Mohammed.
Mohammed began his journey in the UAE as a sales associate in a perfume shop, where he worked for five years. After putting in a lot of hard work, he was able to save enough money to invest in another shop and become his boss’s partner.
Now, luck also seems to have favoured Mohammed as he collects his win and invests some of it to further grow his business, a testament to what Mahzooz is all about -- changing lives for the better and leaving a long-lasting positive impact on the community.
The cricket aficionado describes the moment he discovered he’d won: “I could not believe at first. I was out at the time of the live Mahzooz Draw and once I reached home and connected to Wi-Fi, I received an email notification from Mahzooz stating that I had won! I was shocked and rushed to check my Mahzooz account. When I was sure that I had won I was extremely happy and silent out of joy.”
Entrants can participate in Mahzooz by registering via www.mahzooz.ae and purchasing a bottle of water for Dhs35. Each bottle gives them one line in the Grand Draw, as well as an entry into the weekly Raffle Draw. What is more meaningful though, is that the bottles that are purchased are donated through Mahzooz’s community partners to those in need.