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QATAR DUTY FREE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF MILLIONAIRE, CAR AND BIKE DRAWS

Indian National Wins US$1 Million at Qatar Duty Free in Hamad International Airport

06 Aug 2014

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced the winner of its exciting 16th Millionaire Draw, 129th Car Draw and 8th Bike Draw. The second Millionaire draw of 2014, conducted at Hamad International Airport, saw Don Thomas Chowalloor, an Indian national, become the lucky winner of the coveted US$1 million cash prize.   

Winner Don Thomas Chowalloor commented: “This is an unbelievable moment in my life, I will certainly use some of the money to help some under-privileged people for charity. Thank you Qatar Duty Free for this amazing opportunity."

The draws were conducted inside the Qatar Duty Free area at Hamad International Airport, and were presided over by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker.

The winner of the 129th car draw which was also held was Sara Obaid Alkaabi from Kuwait who won a Bentley – Continental Flying Spur – Special Qatar Edition. Croatian national, Teo Maljkovic, was the lucky winner of the 8th bike draw – his prize was a Ducati.

Mr. Al Baker said: “I offer my personal congratulations to all three winners. Qatar Duty Free has a long history of creating exciting moments for passengers entering the Millionaire and luxury car draws.The Qatar Duty Free Millionaire draw is a very popular promotion and for this first draw in our new airport, the raffle tickets were sold out in record time. The tremendous response we have received from customers since we started the Millionaire draw has encouraged us to bring back the promotion time and time again. Thus, for those who missed out on their chance with the Millionaire draw this time, there’s always another opportunity to win."

The winning millionaire ticket number was: 3297.

The US Dollar Millionaire raffle was launched in May 2006, giving passengers a great opportunity to win as each draw is made after 5,000 tickets are sold.

Departing and transiting passengers at Doha International Airport are able to purchase US Dollar Millionaire raffle tickets for QAR950 each, and luxury car draw tickets can also be purchased from Qatar Duty Free. In addition, tickets can be bought online from Qatar Duty Free’s website at www.qatardutyfree.com.qa.

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Notes to Editors:

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.

At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 350 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages

For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com