Mahzooz

Mahzooz is a new name for Emirates Loto that launched on November 28, 2020. Mahzooz means 'lucky' in Arabic (مهزوز); or महज़ूज़ in Hindi. With an increased starting jackpot of AED 50,000,000, players will surely hope that the good fortune rubs off on them. The new grand prize is equal to the largest jackpot offered by Emirates Loto.

Emirates Loto was the UAE's first lottery and began in April 2020, offering an AED 35,000,000 jackpot. However, in July draws were stopped. During its run, 47,500 players of 50 different nationalities split a total of Dh14,670,500 in prizes.

The cost to play Mahzooz remains the same as before at AED 35 per line or entry; players may purchase multiple entries. Mahzooz is open to all participants aged 18 and over from around the world. Players take part by purchasing credits (previously called collectables) on the game's new advanced, secure online platform.

The Mahzooz draw takes place every Saturday night at 21:00 UAE Standard Time. On draw nights, players must complete their purchase by 20:30 to participate in that evening's draw. The winning numbers are drawn from a mechanical machine that mixes the ball sets randomly. Draws are shown live on the Mahzooz website.

The draw features a return of presenters Wissam Braidy and Aishwarya Ajit, who will be joined by a live audience when it is safe to do so.

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How to play Mahzooz

To start playing, choose six numbers between 1 and 49, or let Quick Pick randomly generate them for you. Players may also save sets of numbers as 'Favourites' - these can be played at any time simply by selecting them.

Next, choose the draw date you want to play.

Finallly, buy credit on the website, up to AED 10,500 per purchase.

Check the results after the draw on Saturday at 21:00 UAE time to see if you've won a prize. Match six numbers to win a share of the jackpot.

Prizes

Mahzooz offers a higher starting jackpot of AED 50,000,000 to be won every week; the game has a total of four cash prize tiers for matching between three and six of the winning numbers.

Claiming Prizes

If you've won a prize, you have 365 days to withdraw your winnings from your online account. For withdrawals of less than AED 300, there is a fee of AED 10 if you are withdrawing to a UAE account, or AED 20 for withdrawals to accounts outside the UAE. Fees are not charged on withdrawals over AED 300.

Jackpot winners (Match Six) are required to come to the UAE in person to collect their prize, as due to anti-money laundering regulations, the funds may only be paid into a UAE bank account. The Winner Services Manager will contact the player to discuss the claim process.

Second prize (Match Five) winners will also be contacted by the Winner Services Manager. Prize funds must be paid into a bank account.

Winners of the third or fourth prize (Match Four or Match Three) can withdraw their prize money as soon as their online account is credited. Alternatively, winners may choose to keep the win in their account as credit to use for future plays.

Prizes are paid in United Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED) and withdrawals are processed in AED; winners may be liable for fees such as for currency conversion.