Dubai OFW wins P14 million in raffle, says 'I am coming home'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – When overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Al Dizon Bansil remitted Dh3,677 (P51,192) to his family in Pampanga, he never thought it would win for him millions of pesos.

Teary-eyed and with hands shaking, the Filipino engineer received Dh1 million or P13.89 million for winning the Al Ansari Rewards' Summer Promotion 2017 raffle. Bansil told the The Filipino Times that never did he imagine winning so much money.

“I have been here for 11 years without my family – my daughter, and my wife. I just want to spend almost every day of my life with them. They are the big winners. They are the grand winners,” he said.

“My family, my daughter, my wife, I am coming home. I am coming home,” Bansil screamed after receiving the check.

Bansil, who works in a construction company in Sharjah, said he still had no plans on how to spend the prize money. But he will definitely go home to celebrate the occasion with his family.

“I thank God for giving me this opportunity and Al Ansari as an instrument to make my dream come true,” he said.

Bansil became eligible for the promo after remitting with Al Ansari within the promo period of June 15 to August 14.

Al Ansari Exchange also awarded Dh10,000 to eight other clients. Another Filipino, Sylvia Lizardo Valdez, also won a brand new 2017-model Nissan Patrol in the contest. – Rappler.com

This story was republished with permission from The Filipino Times of the United Arab Emirates

*1Dh = Php13.92