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Firstly I will make a pri­or­ity check-list. I will en­sure that I use the money in the right way. I want to save some for my chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion. Next, we want to buy a house. Then, if there is any money left, I will try to put it to­wards a car/shop­ping/ sav­ings/etc. Seema Is­mail Oh, the wish list is long! I’d put half of it away in the bank and splurge with the rest. I strongly be­lieve that char­ity be­gins at home and I’d use the amount to show my­self some love! (Sorry, not sorry!) Fancy va­ca­tions, a car, a big­ger house maybe? Ali­fiya Sehrawala First I’ll pay all my debts of about Dh100,000, and from the re­main­ing amount I’ll pay the debts of those who are in prison be­cause of debt. I’ll try to re­lease at least three or four peo­ple from prison. Sar­faraz Funti My first re­ac­tion would be ‘Woohoo! Fi­nally, I won, after so many years’. I would def­i­nitely ful­fil my dream of buy­ing a car. Ko­mal Pan­jwani @Fri­day_Magazine @DSF­so­cial I would have lunch with [In­dian] PM Modiji. I def­i­nitely want to thank him for mak­ing In­di­ans proud of them­selves. Hema The first thing is to go back home to Pune, In­dia! Frankly, my fam­ily has never lived be­yond our means. I guess we would love to keep work­ing, earn­ing and en­joy­ing. But, yes, when it comes to money, the nat­u­ral first in­stinct is to ful­fil a want or dream. With this amount of money, I would have it all, not just for us but for what we would love to do for oth­ers as well. I would like to have a home that’s a lit­tle big­ger, put aside some money for First of all, I would like to use a part of it to buy clothes and other nec­es­sary items for those in worker’s ac­com­mo­da­tion. All their hard labour can go un­no­ticed… I would like to bring a smile to their faces with this small ges­ture. Sec­ondly, I would like to [spon­sor] a child’s ed­u­ca­tion, es­pe­cially fam­i­lies who can­not af­ford these costs. Thirdly, I would like to send my par­ents and in-laws to a re­treat. Nam­rata Daga Since 2004, my­self and of­fice col­leagues are try­ing our luck with it. More than what we will do with the win­ning amount, a win will bring much hap­pi­ness to our group and unite us for­ever. First of all, we will keep a cer­tain amount for char­ity, then a fund for buy­ing tick­ets in the fu­ture, and of course to ful­fil our long-time wishes. Rashid N Aboobacker my chil­dren and [travel]. Once that is done, I would re­ally love to do some­thing for old peo­ple, such as have a home for them, es­pe­cially for the ones that are poor. The last jour­ney of these peo­ple needs to be painless and happy… I would in­vest to set up an or­gan­i­sa­tion for young girls who are vic­tims of mo­lesta­tion or abuse and rape. Sophiya R Ved­ne­san Be­ing a crick­eter play­ing in UAE for the past nine years, I would use the money to im­prove the stature of cricket here. Since there are few in­ter­na­tional-level grounds for bud­ding crick­eters, I would use the money to build a cricket field. I would also love to start a cricket academy so I could get the best of UAE tal­ent play­ing for the coun­try in the fu­ture. Safwan Khan As an over­seas Filipino worker [OFW], I would use the win­nings to sup­port my fam­ily to ac­quire prop­erty in the Philip­pines, where I can build a res­i­den­tial apart­ment for a fixed monthly in­come. I would make it the start of a new life after work­ing as an OFW. Ma Teresa Ed­pan

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