45-Year-old Tajiner Dhanjal is a Kenyan housewife and now, a millionaire. It’s all thanks to her recent mega-win in the Dubai Duty-Free Millennium Millionaire Draw in the United Arab Emirates City. Dhanjal’s total take was Sh113M, the equivalent of US$1 million.
The mother of two is the third Kenyan to win this lottery prize since the competition began in 1999. Ashwani Ganjoo, a fellow Kenyan, snapped up the prize in October last year.
Dubai Duty-Free runs this competition and this company stands as one of the largest retail operators in the UAE travel industry. Dhanjal has been trying her luck in this Lottery for a decade now and finally purchased the winning ticket online. She describes her windfall as a blessing from God.
Playing the Lottery has become a popular way for people all over the world, including Kenya, to take part in legal gambling activities. Promotions like this one are a great way for non-sports-bettors to participate in games of chance.