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Pinoy In Dubai Wins Aed15 Million From Raffle Draw

A Filipino storekeeper in Dubai won AED15 million on his first try at the Emirates Draw.

Russel Reyes Tuazon, 34, won during the raffle draw on January 13, 2023.

Hailing from Mabalacat, Pampanga, Russel only paid AED15 to join the draw.

He is the second eldest among four siblings in the family and moved to Dubai in 2008 at the age of 19. Because of financial problems, he has only finished high school.

Starting from the bottom of the Food & Hospitality industry, he worked for various restaurants and kitchens.

When the pandemic hit, he had to send his wife and child back to the Philippines.

His winning number was a combination of their birthdays.

“Most importantly, Russel’s story is a testament to the power of hard work and determination. He encourages others to continue working towards their dreams, no matter how difficult the journey may be,” said Emirates Draw in a press release.


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