Emirates Loto is set to make a return on November 21 under the name Mahzooz, which means ‘lucky’ or ‘fortunate’ in Arabic. The announcement of the return of the weekly draw was made by Ewings, the managing operator for the lottery.
According to Gulf News, the lottery was discontinued back in July due to system upgrades being required, but it will be returning and rebranding as Mahzooz this weekend.
The first draw will take place on November 21 at 9pm UAE time, and will be streamed live across Mahzooz’s digital platforms. The entry price for the lottery is still set at Dh35.
Farid Samji, Co-CEO of Ewings, said: “We decided to transition into a period of innovation after we took on valued feedback from our customers. Our new platform is more seamless than ever before and we remain inclusive with the entry price still set at an affordable Dh35.”
The operator stated Mahzooz’s “refresh is part of the lottery’s strategy to ensure players from all over the world can benefit from a dynamic and evolved customer journey, a brand new advanced and customer-friendly digital platform, and enhanced features providing an all-round more seamless customer experience.”
Teresa Starr, Co-CEO of Ewings, added: “Winners who are lucky enough to match six numbers will be able to claim a share of a minimum Dh50m grand prize. Winners who match five numbers will be able to claim a share of the second tier Dh1m prize, which might increase depending on how many players there are. Four numbers will earn a cash prize of Dh1,000, and those who match three numbers will receive Dh35.”
Ewings also stated that while no one has won the grand prize (which started at Dh35m and rolled over to Dh50m), around 47,500 players from 50 different nationalities have won a total prize of Dh14,670,500 in the previous draws.