Indian wins $ 1 million at Qatar Duty Free Millionaire raffle

Published — Sunday 16 September 2012

Last update 16 September 2012 4:11 pm

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Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has drawn the winner of its latest dollar millionaire draw promotion, with Indian national Satheesa Babu claiming the coveted cash prize.
The draw was conducted inside the Qatar Duty retail area at Doha International Airport, presided over by senior management of the company.
Babu, a 50-year-old father of two and resident in the Qatari capital for 15 years, said after hearing of the win: “Buying a ticket to win $ 1 million has become a habit for me for the last four years whenever I go for annual vacation to my home town in India.
An aircraft technician with the Qatar Emiri Air Force, Babu bought his lucky ticket in April before boarding his flight from Doha International Airport to Thiruvananthapuram in southern India.
Congratulating the winner, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker said: “I offer my personal congratulations to Mr. Babu on being the lucky winner of the latest draw. The Qatar Duty Free Millionaire draw is a very popular promotion and has always been an exciting attraction for duty free shoppers at Doha International airport whether transiting through the airport or departing from Qatar.To those who missed out on their chance with the Millionaire draw this time, there’s always another opportunity to win.”
The US Dollar Millionaire raffle was launched in May 2006 giving passengers a great opportunity to win the bumper prize as each draw is made after 5,000 tickets are sold.
Departing and transiting passengers at Doha International Airport are able to purchase raffle tickets for $ 263 or QAR 950 each. Tickets can also be bought online by anyone from Qatar Duty Free’s website at

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