Man sends money home from UAE, wins Dh1 million


He had made a remittance of Dh 3,677 to his wife back home.

Al Dizon Bansil, a Filipino based in Sharjah, has been announced as the winner of the Dh1 million grand prize of this year’s ‘Al Ansari Rewards – Summer Promotion 2017’, during a special event held on Wednesday.

Bansil is the fourth millionaire to win big in this annual promotion of Al Ansari Exchange, which ran from June 15 to August 14, 2017. Another lucky Filipino, Sylvia Lizardo Valdez, won a brand new Nissan Patrol along with another eight lucky winners, who went home with Dh10,000 each at the gala ceremony in Dubai.

Bansil’s winning raffle ticket came from a remittance of Dh3,677 that he sent back home to his wife. The Filipino engineer was one of the nine qualifiers that were previously picked and qualified for the final draw.

The list of other qualifiers include Kudzai Lisa Mhondoro from Zimbabwe, Taurej Alam from India, Saif Rashid from the UAE, Alamgir Jaru Miah from Bangladesh, Elshazly Abdel Hafeez Mohamadin from Egypt, Minimon Kassim Kunju from India, Abdallah Taher Al Ghanem from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Muhammad Yaqoob from Pakistan. Each of them won Dh10,000 each.

During the two-month run of the promotion, Al Ansari Exchange customers were able to enter the draw through a range of eligible transactions such as money transfers through Al Ansari Exchange branches, via eExchange or the Al Ansari Exchange Mobile App, Foreign Currency Exchange, purchases of National Bonds above Dh1,000, air ticket payments, Al Ansari Exchange Travel Card purchases, and tourist visa payments.

Rashed Ali Al Ansari, general manager of Al Ansari Exchange, said: “We extend our congratulations to Al Dizon for bagging this year’s Dh1 million prize — the biggest prize to be offered by this industry segment. I am sure this jackpot will be put to good use by Bansil, forever changing his life. It is truly humbling to know we are playing a significant and positive role in the future of the grand prize winner every year. The Al Ansari Rewards Summer Promotion has become a largely popular event among many of our customers, which drives us to continue organizing this promotion as customer engagement is an important pillar to which we owe our success as a leading service provider.”

Al Dizon Bansil said, “I am truly happy and blessed to win the grand prize, which will now allow me to pursue a lot of my postponed dreams. I encourage all Al Ansari Exchange customers to continue to participate in the company’s offerings so that they too can win valuable prizes. I thank Al Ansari Exchange for giving me the opportunity to achieve my dreams by putting this huge amount of money to good use.

Source www.khaleejtimes.com

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