We do love a happy news story and they don’t come much happier than a Bangladeshi crane driver won AED1 million, becoming an overnight millionaire.
To make it even more incredible, Abdul Khader had zero money in his account the day he won.
The 32-year-old crane driver won when five of his numbers matched the winning ticket in the Mahzooz draw.
“I’m still grappling with how many zeroes there are in one million dirhams. Since I moved to Dubai 10 years ago, every dirham I earn has been sent to my family in Bangladesh,” he told Khaleej Times.
This was the fifth time he’d entered. And he almost couldn’t watch the draw as he didn’t have enough data on his phone.
“I was working the night shift and was trying to watch the draw show live on my phone, but my data kept buffering. I finally called my roommate to check the results and found out I had matched five out of six numbers this time!”
And the sensible man has a plan for his money.
“First, I will go shop for some gold for my wife. I’ve never been able to save enough to even buy her a grain of gold.”
And then next on the list is helping his “brother and father, who have been facing a lot of financial setbacks. Then, I’ll build a house and rent it out — that will ensure we have a steady stream of income for years to come.”
You absolute legend, enjoy the gold-shopping!
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