DDF awards latest millionaire and surprise draw winners at head office

By Luke Barras-hill |

Dubai Duty Free DDF

The draws were conducted at DDF’s head office in Ramool on this occasion due to Covid-19.

An Indian national living in Dubai is the latest person to win the Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Millennium Millionaire promotion.

Paraparambil George Varghese was awarded US$1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Series 328 with ticket number 1017.

Adhering to social distancing protocol, the draw was held by DDF’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin, Chief Operating Officer, Ramesh Cidambi and Executive Vice President – Corporate Services Salah Tahlak at the DDF head office in Ramool (click below video).

Three further winners were announced in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise promotion.


Mike McKinney, a 57-year old British national based in Singapore, won a Bentley Benteyga V8 (Onyx Black) in Series 1750 with ticket number 1888. He purchased the ticket on his way to Houston for a business trip.

Darren Stanhope, a 40-year old British national based in Dubai, won a Moto Guzzi V7 Special ABS (Nero Onice) in Series 404 with ticket number 0179.

Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ramaswamy, a 50-year old Indian national based in Dubai won, an Aprilla Tuono RR (Grigio Magny) in Series 405 with ticket number 0496.

He bought five tickets online for a motorbike at Dhs100 per ticket for the first time instead of buying only one ticket for a car.

Click here to view an exclusive interview with DDF’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin and learn how the travel retailer is handling the current crisis.


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