Pinay nurse wins P1.4 million in Dubai mall festival

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 07 2019 06:50 PM | Updated as of Feb 07 2019 07:14 PM

A Filipino nurse based in Dubai became an instant millionaire over the weekend after winning in the Million Dirham Wheel campaign during the Dubai Shopping Festival, Gulf News reported.

The news report named the lucky Pinay as Angela Mortos, who won Dh100,000 or equivalent to P1.4 million by spinning the wheel at the City Centre Mirdif on February 2.

"Thank you so much City Centre Mirdif. I'm glad and very thankful for winning Dh100,000 today. I couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!" Mortos said in a video uploaded on the mall's Facebook page.

The Gulf News report quoted Mortos as saying she intends to give a portion of her winnings to a janitor in the building where she lives.

She said she would also use the money to have her parents' final resting place back home fixed. Her parents, she said, died about a decade ago.

Mortos qualified for the campaign after spending a total of Dh2,000 on several visits to the mall during the festival.