Retired Bahraini woman wins USD200,000 in Ithmaar Bank’s first-ever remote draw
TDT | Manama
Fadheela Isa Hasan, a retired Bahraini woman, has become the first winner of Ithmaar Bank’s remote draw for USD200,000 Thimaar Quarterly prize. The first-of-its-kind draw was physically held at the bank’s headquarters in Seef but remotely coordinated as part of national efforts to help contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Hearing that you won USD200,000 in cash is always great news,” said Hasan.
“In these difficult, challenging times, as we all try to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak, this is very welcome news indeed,” she said. “I did not expect to hear such great news – it has made my family and I very happy,” said Hasan. “When the Bank informed me about the prize, I honestly did not believe them especially that I have never won anything before,” she said. “Ithmaar Bank is committed to following Central Bank of Bahrain and Ministry of Health directives, and to doing its part to help contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,” Ithmaar Bank General Manager, Retail Banking Group, Mohammed Janahi. Thimaar, Arabic for fruits or harvest, is a prize-based saving account that Ithmaar Bank introduced to help encourage its customers to save.
To mark the account’s tenth anniversary, the Bank announced it is offering more prizes and more chances to win, with over US$ 4 million up for grabs to more than 3,000 winners this year. With this announcement, Ithmaar Bank will have distributed more than US$ 26 million in prizes to almost 29,000 customers, in the ten years since it launched Thimaar. This year’s Thimaar prizes include 100 monthly prizes, three quarterly prizes worth US$ 200,000 each, and a grand prize worth US$ 1 million.
In appreciation of the Bank’s loyal customers, the Thimaar loyalty draws offer 90 monthly prizes to customers who have not won a prize in the past year. There are also 60 Junior prizes for the Bank’s younger customers. Additionally, this year, Thimaar will distribute prizes to two monthly Elite customers for depositing amounts of BD 50,000 and above. Along with cash prizes, the Thimaar account offers a profit rate on the balance maintained