x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Girl, 6, wins a kilogram of gold at Dubai shopping festival raffle

Family from India says they've never been lucky before.

DUBAI // A six-year-old girl won a kilogram of gold in a shopping festival raffle organised by Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group.

Mariya's father Mustafa, who has lived in Dubai for 10 years, entered her into the raffle after making a jewellery purchase. At the draw on Sunday, the girl's uncle Murtaza spoke on the family's behalf, saying they had never won a prize before and weren't expecting the win.

"We all could not believe that we had won," said Murtaza. "This is something we had been waiting for such a long time and now it has come true."

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