- A lucky Filipina in Dubai won Dirhams 1-million in the Al Ansari Exchange raffle promo
- She became the fifth millionaire in the popular money exchange raffle promo
- Another Filipino also took home Dirhams 10,000 as a consolation prize winner
A Filipina housemaid in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the latest millionaire after winning the 1-million Dirhams (around P14.5-M) grand prize in the Al Ansari Exchange Rewards – Summer Promotion.
Al Ansari Exchange, one of the largest money transfer company in UAE, named the lucky overseas Filipino worker (OFW) as Gina Realuyo Soriano whose name was picked during the raffle draw recently held in Metropolitan Hotel in Dubai.
She was selected from nine other finalists, which also include another OFW, who won 10,000 Dirhams each as consolation prize.
Soriano has been working as a housemaid in Dubai for more than a decade. She managed to qualify for the draw after sending Dirhams 1,695 (P24,600) to her family in Philippines at Al Ansari Exchange branch in the Mall of the Emirates.
“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 all my dreams, including providing a decent life for my family,” the Filipina, the fifth millionaire in the popular raffle promo, was quoted as saying.
“Thank you, Al Ansari Exchange, for holding the promo yearly and appreciating us, your loyal customers,” she added. ”I invite all the customers to participate in the succeeding competitions so that they too will have a chance to win valuable prizes and change their lives for the better.”
The other lucky Filipino who won Dirhams 10,000 is Honesto Dela Cruz Corpuz.
Other finalists in the draw who took home the same consolation prize are Rasheed Kunhammed of India; Sameer Abdelghafur of Jordan; Fatiha Bensallam of Morocco; Shrawan Sunar of Nepal; Amr Bakoor of Syria; Mohammed Abu Rahayan of Bangladesh; and Azeez Ahmed Khan of India.
Another lucky contestant also won a Mercedes Benz 2018 model.