The lucky winner, Duru Chukwuebuka Francis, won the star prize of ‘Salary4Life’ at the just concluded DiamondXtra Season 7/DiamondWoman Special Draws organized by Diamond Bank Plc at its head office in Lekki, Lagos.
The Salary4Life entitles the winner to a monthly payment of N100,000 by the Bank for the next 20 years; for emerging the star prize winner, Duru will receive his monthly payments from Diamond Bank till 2034.
Nkiru Perpetua Mbanefo, a business woman whose account is domiciled in the Sagamu branch of the Bank, also went home with a ‘N100,000 for 12 months prize,’ courtesy of DiamondWoman.
Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony, Aisha Ahmad, Head, Retail Directorate of the Bank, disclosed that a total of 1,439 people will be rewarded in Season 7, which commenced in October last year. Prize categories include Salary4Life, N3 million, N2 million, N1 million as well as N500,000 and N250,000 in the weekly draws.
She also noted that DiamondWoman rewarded two customers with prizes of ‘N100,000 for 12 months’ and another 18 with N300,000 each in two special draws held during the period.
According to her, “A total of 831,463 customers qualified for the DiamondXtra End-of-the-Year Special Draws and the DiamondWoman Special Draws from which the winners emerged. To qualify, all that is required is a minimum balance of N5,000 in a customer’s DiamondXtra account and multiples of N5,000.00 increases the account holder’s chances of winning.”
Osita Ede, Head, Mass Market, DiamondXtra Account, said that the DiamondXtra Account is a savings account designed to encourage savings among Nigerians.
“The reward scheme is integrated into the DiamondXtra proposition and every customer with the DiamondXtra account has equal opportunity of winning through a transparent electronic draws. This reward scheme has been on for seven years and Diamond Bank will not stop delighting her numerous customers who save with the bank,” Ede added.
Receiving his prize, Duru Francis, winner of the Salary4Life, said, “While opening the account, I never believed I would be rewarded in such an overwhelming manner. I was in my shop when I received the call that I had won the Salary4Life and I was directed to go to my branch for confirmation.
“I was sceptical about the authenticity of the call until I visited my branch and learnt that it was true. I am very grateful to Diamond Bank for improving my life and I will put the money into my business because building materials trading is a very capital intensive venture.”
Mbanefo, who emerged winner of the DiamondWoman Special Draws prize of ‘N100,000 for 12 months’, thanked Diamond Bank for beginning the year for her on a happy note.
She said, “I just know that I have won N100,000 for every month throughout the year. Right now I have not decided how I want to use the money but I will ensure that I utilize it wisely. I recommend Diamond Bank to everyone who wants a change in life.”
The DiamondXtra Account is a special account designed for individuals who want to build up their savings gradually. It is an interest-yielding account that allows deposit of both cash and third party instruments. In addition, the account holders receive a cheque book and a debit card with which they can make withdrawals from their account.
Every month, 10 lucky customers win N1 million each, one customer wins N2 million and a star prize winner is rewarded a Salary4Life prize of N100,000 for 20 years. The DiamondXtra attracts a low minimum opening amount of N5,000 with the opportunity to win fantastic cash prizes