In what clearly is nothing short of a golden opportunity, the Golden Arches is giving away gold coins.

The management group for McDonald's restaurants in Qatar is giving customers a chance to win 36 gold coins, each one containing four grams of gold, according to the Gulf Times. All they have to do to enter the raffle is purchase a large McRoyale or a Quarter Pounder and vote between which of those two is their preferred sandwich.

"We would like to thank and reward our loyal customers in Qatar by providing an opportunity to win gold coins as they enjoy their favorite meal in any of our family restaurants," according to Said Kamal Saleh al-Mana, managing director AlMana Restaurants and Food Company.

Damas Jewelry and AlMana Restaurants and Food Company are organizing the raffle.

All Qatar McDonald's restaurants are operating the contest through April 17, 2011. The final drawing will be held on April 18 at the McDonald's franchise located on Suhaim Bin Hamad street.

"We are glad to be part of the latest McDonald's Promotion and reward their customers," said Abdulla Mishal, Damas Regional sales manager.