Magesh Kumar Natarajan, an accomplished Indian project manager, celebrated a momentous victory last Friday, becoming the inaugural recipient of the Emirates Draw’s FAST5 Grand Prize outside the UAE. This incredible stroke of luck has irrevocably altered the course of his life, as he’s now set to receive more than ₹5.5 lakh each month for the next 25 years.
At 49 years old, Natarajan has made history by securing this coveted global grand prize, marking a significant milestone in the Emirates Draw. Hailing from Ambur, Tamil Nadu, he expresses his gratitude for the support he received during his life’s trials and tribulations, particularly during his educational journey. With this newfound financial windfall, he’s determined to reciprocate to society by extending a helping hand to those in need.
Natarajan’s story took a surprising twist due to his four-year work stint in Saudi Arabia, spanning from 2019 to earlier this year. During his travels, he became acquainted with Dubai’s renowned lottery draws, which eventually led him to the Emirates Draw.
The life-changing phone call from Emirates Draw officials came as a profound and almost surreal revelation, confirming his newfound status as a grand prize winner. With this newfound wealth, Natarajan has already established clear priorities. First and foremost, he is resolute in his commitment to giving back to his community and assisting those facing hardships. Additionally, he intends to invest in his daughters’ education, securing a brighter and more promising future for his family.
In Natarajan’s own words, “It was an unbelievable moment that turned out to be one of the happiest and most memorable days of my life.” He further emphasized his aspiration to support his daughters’ education and secure a brighter future for his family.
Commenting on this latest remarkable winner, Mohammad Behroozian Alawadhi, Managing Partner at Emirates Draw, conveyed his enthusiasm and pride. He said, “Having another Grand Prize Winner in such an impressively brief span reaffirms FAST5’s unparalleled pace in delivering Grand Prizes. Our vision extends beyond just games; we aim to touch and transform as many lives as possible globally.”
It’s worth noting that in July, Mohammed Adil Khan from Uttar Pradesh was crowned as the first winner of the FAST 5 draw, further exemplifying the transformative potential of these lottery offerings.