Nepali Expat wins AED500,000 with idealz and instant cash


This past Eid Al Fitr, Idealz, the first-of-its-kind ‘shop and win’ platform and Instant Cash, a global money transfer operator part of Emirates Post Group, announced the winner of AED 500,000 cash in a collaborative raffle draw campaign hosted on Idealz.

Shambhu Kumar Mahto, a Nepali expat and Abu Dhabi-based clerk was the lucky winner of the life-changing amount of cash, with his name having been drawn randomly by an official from Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishments during a live draw event held at Dubai Outlet Mall and telecast on Sama Dubai TV.

For the last 15 years, Mahto has been trying his luck with raffles and never experienced the winning feeling. That changed as he watched a live stream of the raffle draw event on the Idealz app and saw his winning ticket being drawn. He later received a phone call confirming the news and joy took over him and his family.

Accompanied by his wife and daughter, Mahto visited Idealz HQ in Box Park on Al Wasl Road to collect his prize. “I’m very grateful to the Idealz and Instant Cash teams for launching this campaign. As for the road ahead, I plan on continuing to work as I have been for the past six years and instead of spending it now, I plan to invest this amount to secure my children’s future and maybe later, start a business that I can pass on to them”, he said.

Among others, this specific AED 500,000 cash campaign was a real crowd-pleaser given the multiple modes of entry available to the public. Anyone that used Instant Cash to send money anywhere in the world received a complimentary entry into the campaign, in addition to Idealz customers who purchased a Rosso Set for AED20. To participate in current campaigns, visit or download the Idealz mobile app.