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Dubai resident gets big surprise by spinning the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ this DSF
A shopping trip to City Centre Mirdif has made one visitor very lucky this Dubai Shopping Festival.
On February 2, Angela Mortos, a Dubai-based nurse from the Philippines walked away with AED 100,000 by spinning the mall’s Million Dirham Wheel. She entered by shopping for about AED 2,000 on several visits to the mall.
“When they first called me, I didn’t pay much attention to it because I was with patients at the medical centre that I work for,” said Mortos, a nurse who moved to the UAE five years ago.
“I couldn’t believe it at first but when it sunk it, I was happy and overwhelmed all at once,” she said.
The first thing, the caregiver will do with the money is help a sweeper in the building who greets her every morning. “This sweet man does not know much English, but he makes it a point to say good morning to me every day and it makes my day. He is a complete stranger, but I want to be a blessing to him.”
She also wants to use some of the money to fix her deceased parents “resting place”. “They died a about 10 years ago and their graves need attention. So, this is definitely something the money will go towards.”
City Centre Mirdif’s tombola-style draw this DSF was held in association with Dubai Festival & Retail Establishment.
To enter the draw, visitors had to spend AED 350 or more in the mall, then present their receipts to staff at any customer service desk. From all the names entered, Angela was picked on February 2 for the opportunity to spin the mall’s Million Dirham Wheel. The participant was guaranteed a prize of at least 100,000 or the chance to spin for the grand prize of AED 1 million!