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Posted On: 8 October 2009 02:47 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Mexican wins Qatar Duty Free raffle

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A traveller from Mexico won the brand new Mercedes S350 in the latest Qatar Duty Free car raffle. Hundreds of transiting passengers witnessed the draw which took place at Qatar Duty Free in Doha International Airport. The winner Jose Hernandez, from Vera Cruz in Mexico, purchased his ticket in Doha while in transit to Mexico via Europe. Hernandez was ecstatic after learning he had won the luxury German car. “I couldn’t believe the news that I had won. It was a special moment,” he said adding: “A special thank you to everybody involved in making this dream come true for me.” Qatar Duty Free Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the car draws at Doha International Airport have proved extremely popular with passengers over the years. “Having these luxury cars on display at the airport draws a lot of attention from travellers through Doha International Airport. We will continue to have more exciting cars at Qatar Duty Free. “We’ve given away over 70 luxury cars in the last few years and I’d like to offer my congratulations to Jose Hernandez, ” said Al Baker. Entry into Qatar Duty Free car draws is available only to passengers travelling through Doha International Airport and future draws will see an Aston Martin DB9 and a brand new Lamborghini Gallardo given away as prizes. Tickets cost QR450 ($125) for the Aston Martin draw and QR650 ($180) for the Lamborghini Gallardo and are limited. Qatar Duty Free also frequently holds $1m cash draws where the lucky winner can become an instant millionaire. Departing and transiting passengers at Doha International Airport can purchase the QR950 ($263) tickets for the chance to win a million dollars.