Filipina becomes multi-millionaire after winning in Abu Dhabi raffle

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 04 2019 10:47 AM | Updated as of Sep 05 2019 07:34 AM

A Filipina based in Dubai is now a millionaire after winning the top prize of the Big Ticket raffle on Tuesday night.

Marelie David's winning ticket No. 172193 won 10 million dirham (P142.2 million) in the Big 10 Million Series 207 draw held at the Abu Dhabi International Airport Arrivals Hall.

"This is the best blessing for us especially its December soon," David told the host of "Big Ticket Raffle" when she was informed of her win.

David was at first apprehensive about the call, explaining to the host that she often gets calls teasing her about winning something.

She was not the only one from the Philippines who made it to the list of winners in this month's draw.

Another Filipino named Lamberto Corpus Jr., placed 6th in draw and won 50,000 dirham (P711,036).

The Big Ticket is the largest and longest-running raffle draw in the area that gives away cash prizes and luxury cars.