OFW in UAE wins P136M in lottery, to go back in PH for good

MANILA, Philippines – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) has struck gold when he won the jackpot in a lottery in the United Arab Emirates.
OFW in UAE wins P136M in lottery, to go back in PH for good

"Paterio” (real name withheld for security reasons) has been working in the UAE for ten years, won the lottery's jackpot and bagged AED10 million or around P136.32 million at a draw last weekend.

During his presentation to the media, Paterio couldn't help but beam with joy and revealed he had goosebumps when he was informed that he won the lottery.

“This amount will allow my family and I to pursue any and every dream we have. I wouldn’t have been able to save such a huge amount even if I had worked for a hundred years,” the 52-year-old OFW said.

The lucky Filipino worker, who has a son with cerebral palsy is now ready to go back home to the Philippines. With his winnings, Paterio is looking forward to fulfilling his dreams for his family. Paterio also talked about providing excellent medical care for his son.

"There are some dreams AED 10,000,000 can’t fulfill, like helping my child who can’t walk or sit and live a normal life. But this money will definitely help me take care of his medical expenses and give him the best at-home hospice care possible. I will remain forever grateful to Mahzooz for that,” Paterio said.

The OFW worked as a material contract supervisor at an oil and gas company in Fujairah, an emirate north of Dubai. He couldn't wait to live a comfortable life with his family.

Paterio added, “I’ve spent the last decade toiling away alone in Madagascar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to ensure that my family is comfortable. It’s time for me to be with them and help care for my children."

Included in his future plans is to build a family house, buy a pick-up truck and invest in a business.

"My wife and I plan to invest the prize money in a business. I’m a normal guy who enjoys a simple, low-profile life. The fact that this money allows me to offer my family a beautiful future is the greatest gift of all for me,” he said.

Paterio won the Dh10 million jackpot after matching five of the five winning numbers: 4, 26, 36, 37, and 38. Paterio is the 19th millionaire in Mahzooz's history. He is also the first grand prize winner in Mahzooz's new game design, which debuted two weeks ago.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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  1. sana po ako manalo sa ultralotto para po un kalahati ng panalo ko idodonate ko po pangpagawa ng golden mosque sa manila

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