Crash-Landing Survivor Wins Sweepstakes Prize Mohamed Basheer was on a plane that crash-landed in Dubai. After he left the burning plane, he bought a ticket in a contest sponsored by the duty-free shops at Dubai's airport, and he won $1 million.
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Crash-Landing Survivor Wins Sweepstakes Prize

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Mohamed Basheer was on a plane that crash-landed in Dubai. After he left the burning plane, he bought a ticket in a contest sponsored by the duty-free shops at Dubai's airport, and he won $1 million.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with the story of a very lucky man, Mohammed Basheer, who works in Dubai. This month, he made a lucky escape. He was on a plane that crash-landed in Dubai, and he got out of that burning plane and then got lucky again. He bought a ticket in a sweepstakes sponsored by the duty-free shops at Dubai's famous airport and won $1 million. Says he'll use that money to support his family back home in India while he keeps working in an auto body shop. It's MORNING EDITION.

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