A 38-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Dubai has recently won AED1 million or more than P13 million in a raffle draw. Roland, a delivery rider for a cake shop, became a millionaire after winning at the 27th week of Mahzooz draw.
He is one of the two lucky winners who matched five out of six numbers.
“I’ve been participating in the draw from day one and I never lost hope. I always knew my lucky day would come, and when it came on Saturday I couldn’t believe it. When I saw that my numbers matched, I was so excited that I couldn’t sleep. I even had to check my blood pressure the next morning! I never thought that I’d become a millionaire but now I know for sure that everything in life is possible,” he said.
When asked about his plans with the money, Roland said he’d use it for the wedding with his other half.
“We have been talking about getting married for a long time and now we can finally afford it,” he added.
He also revealed that he has been trying hard to financially support his family in the Philippines and will use the money he won to build a house for them and support their endeavors.
“I can finally buy land for my mother so she can build her dream home… I also want to help out my elder brother, who has supported me through everything ever since I was little–like going to college, moving to the UAE. None of this would have been possible without him,” he said.