A Dubai Resident Losing His Job And Winning BIG In A Raffle Draw Soon After Is Your Feel-Good Story For The Weekend
Talk about luck
Filipino salesman Joel Gutierrez wouldn't have expected 2016 to end this way.
A resident of the UAE for 16 years, Gutierrez recently lost his job as a salesman at a retail outlet. And then he finds out he's won an INFINITI car on the first day of Dubai Shopping Festival as well as AED 150,000 in cash.
“It came as a huge surprise and the most beautiful thing about it was the timing, as I had just been informed by my office that my services were no longer needed. This will now help me build a new and happy life for me and my family. I always had a feeling that I would win. I had been purchasing raffle tickets and participating in other raffle promotions in the previous editions of DSF, and now my dream has come true. I wish to thank Dubai and Dubai Shopping Festival for this unexpected fortune."
The 43-year-old plans to use the cash...
To pay off his debts and then join his family in the Philippines to start life anew with the remaining prize money.
DSF is now in its 22nd year and here's how you can win:
The Infiniti Mega Raffle offers one lucky shopper the opportunity to an Infiniti QX70 plus AED 150,000 in cash every day upon purchase of a raffle ticket for AED 200.
In the daily Nissan Grand Raffle, customers have the chance to win one of eight Nissan models. They will receive a raffle coupon upon purchase of non-fuel products worth AED 20 at any EPPCO and ENOC petrol stations as well as Zoom shops in Dubai.
The gold and jewellery promotion offers shoppers spending a minimum AED 500 at participating gold and jewellery outlets in Dubai the chance to win three gold prizes every day - 1/2 kilo of gold, two prizes of 1/4 kilo of gold. On the final day of DSF 2017, one shopper will take home 1kg of gold.