A Filipino senior engineer in the UAE won AED333,333 or approximately P4.54 million in the latest weekly Mahzooz draw.
Victor told GMA News Online that after winning the prize, he plans to open a small business to general employment for those who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Filipino has been living in the host country for 13 years now and is currently working as a senior engineer. He lives with his wife and 11-year-old son. Victor is the 12th Filipino to win big at the raffle draw in just a span of four months since May this year.
He said that he doesn’t have to worry about his son’s education with the prize he won.
According to Victor, 42, he asked for the winning six-number combination from his mother who is in the Philippines.
“Sa kanyang numero ito. Nag-ask ako sa kanya ng number combination, then randomly yan yung binigay nya,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
“At first hindi ako makapaniwala, and it took me some time bago mag-sink in. I’m happy of course and very thankful. The first two words na nasabi ko was ‘thank God,’” he said.
“I couldn’t believe myself when I saw the winning numbers on the screen. It took me some time to come to my senses and my joy knew no bounds. My 11-year-old son started dancing after seeing me and my wife jumping in the air in happiness. I hugged my son and told him: your future has been secured and I have an unprecedented surprise for you,” Victor further added.
With his current salary he’s getting every month, he said he was struggling to meet the educational expenses of his son.
Victor is among three persons who won the AED1 million prize last weekend; each got AED333,333. The two others were Pakistani and British nationals.