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Pinay wins close to P14M in Abu Dhabi raffle draw

A Filipina based in Abu Dhabi became a millionaire after winning a cash prize of 1 million dirhams (Dh), or nearly P14 million in a raffle draw.

Leilani Quijano Del Rosario, 47, was one of ten lucky winners of the Big Ticket, the largest and longest-running raffle draw for cash prizes and dream luxury cars in Abu Dhabi.

Del Rosario told local media that she shared the cost of the ticket with 15 other people, and so her share of the prize will only be Dh200,000, or P2.7 million.

She said the money will go to her loans in the Philippines, and her children's education.

The separated mother of three has been living in Abu Dhabi for 14 years now.

She is the only Filipino winner in the Indian-dominated batch. —Jessica Bartolome/LBG, GMA News