Filipina maid becomes millionaire in Dubai
A housemaid who has been in the UAE for ten years now, Gina had recently made a money transfer to the Philippines worth Dh1,695. The funds were for her family she has left behind in her hometown.
Gina is just one of the millions of expatriates based in the UAE who part away a portion of their monthly income, to help loved ones who are in need of financial support.
In exchange for the remittance transaction at Al Ansari Exchange, Gina got a raffle coupon that entitled her to enter the draw for a chance to score a prize, including a brand-new car and some cash, as part of the money transfer operator’s two-month rewards promotion.
There were five million entries generated from money senders around the UAE and when organisers picked nine names for the pre-qualifying round last August 14, Gina’s name popped up.
A final draw for the grand prize of Dh1 million was made live yesterday, August 28, in the presence of the finalists, and much to Gina’s surprise, her name was again picked up, ultimately landing her the great fortune.
“I was very surprised to be this year’s millionaire. This is a life-changing event that will surely help me improve my life and realize my dreams, including providing a decent life for my family,” Gina said.
Rashid Al Ansari, general manager of the exchange, said Gina is the fifth person to win Dh1 million in their raffle promo.