New Kazakh bride becomes millionaire
Dubai, April 21, 2012
A newly-married bride from Kazakhistan, Botagoz Alzhanova, won Dh1 million ($27,224) grand prize in the monthly Kunooz savings account draw conducted by Dubai Bank this April.
Dubai bank said Alzhanova, a 36 year-old Kazakh national who has been living in the UAE for the past seven years, was informed of the good news just a week after her wedding day.
Alzhanova, who works at a Hamriyah Free Zone-based company in Sharjah, said she first became aware of Kunooz when her company opened a corporate account at Dubai Bank.
“I met the bank’s management when we were opening our corporate account. During the meeting, we were also given some information on the Kunooz Account. My colleagues and I found the concept appealing, so a number of us decided to open Kunooz accounts,” said the excited bride.
Winning the Kunooz monthly draw so soon after her wedding, Alzhanova plans to use her winnings to pay for a dream honeymoon.
“This is a very special time in my life. First I got married and then a few days later I found out that I had won a million dirhams. I have always wanted to visit Australia and now I can start planning a dream holiday there with my husband,” she remarked.
In addition to investing her winnings in the future of her new family, Alzhanova plans to donate part of the money to support children with chronic diseases in Kazakhstan.
Commenting on the win, Waleed Saeed Al Awadi, the head of Branches and Royal Banking, deputy chief marketing officer, Dubai Bank, said: “Every month, the Kunooz grand prize brings enormous good fortune to one lucky UAE resident and their loved ones. We are delighted this blessing will be able to help Alzhanova and her husband to realise many of their ambitions as they start out on their married life together.”
Under the Kunooz monthly cash prize promotion, each multiple of Dh1,000 deposited in the Kunooz Account qualifies the customer for multiple entries into the draw for daily cash prizes of Dh30,000.
For every multiple of Dh5,000 deposited, account holders become entitled for entry into the monthly grand prize draw of Dh1 million. The programme also offers participants the possibility to win more than once.-TradeArabia News Service
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