Struggles no more: Pinay receptionist bags AED 1 million raffle jackpot in Dubai

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  • A Pinay hotel receptionist in Dubai will never sleep hungry after winning the AED 1 million raffle jackpot 
  • The OFW earned her raffle entry after sending a minimal amount to her father in the Philippines
  • She admitted going through some struggles and said that her prize is going to change her life from now on

Another Filipina in Dubai has received a great fortune. Find out why she deserves her luck.

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Nina Elmina Sanchez, 32, just won AED 1 million at the Al Ansari Exchange Winter Promotion 2020 via live draw. She is the seventh millionaire the company has announced.

Al Ansari Exchange is a UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company and gives its customer a chance to join the raffle when sending money abroad. It was through this that Sanchez was able to join the promotion after wiring AED 186 to her father back home.

Sanchez is a single mom to a 12-year-old son and she works as a receptionist at a hotel. She earns AED 2,000 a month and her salary is what her son and parents rely on for their needs.

When someone from Al Ansari called to inform her about some piece of great news, she first thought she might have exchanged a fake dollar or that the call was a prank. She was in disbelief and it took some time before she finally absorbed the news.

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In an article by The National, she revealed that there were times when she sends almost all her money back home and that she is left with nothing. To survive, she would depend on her sister and cousin there for help.

“Sometimes, I would have to sleep hungry, but my family and friends here did really help me.”

However, with the jackpot, she admitted that everything’s going to change.

Besides Sanchez, two more personalities were big winners in a separate draw. Akhil Mohan Kumar will bring home a Lexus UX after bagging the jackpot prize in the 2020 Car Draw while Nilmar Kumar Bishan and Jitendra Pandy each won a ½ kilo gold bar for the “Refer-a-Friend” promotion draw.

Congratulations to all winners!