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QATAR DUTY FREE ANNOUNCES WINNER OF 15th MILLIONAIRE DRAW

Greek National Wins US$1 Million With Ticket Bought At Doha International Airport

Filipino National Becomes Owner Of Brand New Aston Martin

25 Mar 2014

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced the winners of two exciting draws this week. The first Millionaire draw of the year, conducted at the Doha International Airport, saw Alexandros Parissis, a Greek national, become the lucky winner of the coveted US$1 million cash prize. The excitement continued when Qatar Duty Free drew the name of Rodelio Leonardo, a Filipino national, making him the proud owner of a brand new Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe.

Winner Alexandros Parissis commented: “I never expected that I would win the Millionaire draw, this will completely change my life. I am extremely grateful to Qatar Duty Free for the chance to win such an amazing prize.”

The draws were conducted inside the Departures Area at Doha International Airport, and were presided over by Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency, Akbar Al Baker.

Mr. Al Baker said: “I offer my personal congratulations to the lucky winners. Qatar Duty Free has a long history of creating exciting moments for passengers entering the Millionaire and luxury car draws.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency,  Akbar Al Baker (centre) and Senior VP of Qatar Duty Free, Mr Keith Hunter, announce the winner of the 15th Millionaire draw

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency, Akbar Al Baker (centre) and Senior VP of Qatar Duty Free, Mr Keith Hunter, announce the winner of the 15th Millionaire draw

Senior VP of Qatar Duty Free, Mr Keith Hunter (second from left) announces the winner of the luxury car draw

Senior VP of Qatar Duty Free, Mr Keith Hunter (second from left) announces the winner of the luxury car draw

“The Qatar Duty Free Millionaire draw is a very popular promotion and this year, 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 ticket numbers were Ticket 1700 for the Millionaire draw, and Ticket 1412 for the luxury car draw.

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 QAR 950 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 .

For images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157642886259684/

About Qatar Duty Free

Qatar Duty Free is located at Doha International Airport. Qatar Duty Free operates within the Departures, Arrivals, and VIP terminals as well as the Premium Terminal of Doha International Airport. It also operates an outlet at Doha Port for a growing number of passengers arriving and departing the State of Qatar by sea. For more information, visit www.qatardutyfree.com.qa

The award-winning Duty Free operator has enjoyed consistent double digit growth year-on-year and is now the second largest Duty Free operator in the Middle East. In 2013, Qatar Duty Free won the Travel Retailer of the Year - DFNI Global Awards.

Hamad International Airport (HIA), which is set to open in 2014, will offer 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing HIA and QDF as the premier shopping destination. With 80 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, high street fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, QDF at HIA will cater to passengers of all tastes. In addition, 30 cafes and restaurants will offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.


Further information:
Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department
Tel : +974 44302072
Fax : +974 44302069