A Closer Look: How Mahzooz has changed the lives of winners all over the world

The National examines the lottery initiative that encourages charitable giving and rewards the lucky few

A Closer Look is The National's show where we take an in-depth look at one of the main stories of the week.

Mahzooz is a name unfamiliar in many parts of the world but here, in the UAE, it is a life-changing initiative that encourages charity and offers a potential cash prize for the lucky few.

Stories from winners vary from pre-wedding windfalls to generous gifts to family members in need.

Here, host Sarah Forster is joined in the studio by The National's Nick Webster to discuss how this initiative has changed the lives of so many in the Emirates.

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Updated: December 23, 2022, 12:24 PM