A Filipina mother to reunite with daughter after winning Dh200,000 in Dubai lottery

After winning Dh200,000 ($54,000) in a Dubai lottery, a Filipina mother is to be reunited with her daughter, who she has not seen in more than two years.

Wendy Arroz, who works as an office manager, said she can now bring her daughter, 8, to the UAE to live with her, as the windfall will help her to pay school tuition fees and additional living expenses .

“This is going to change our lives. I can finally bring my daughter to Dubai and see her again. I haven’t seen her since 2019. She lives in the Philippines because I always thought school was too expensive here as compared to what I pay back home, but now we are looking into whether she can live here with me.”