A total of 1,063 prizes that include 3 apartments and 15 automobiles have been announced by the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE).
 
Winners of the 6th round Prize Linked Saving program (PLS) were made public at a special drawing session held at the National Lottery on August 4, 2017.
 
The biggest prizes of the round, 3 apartments, went to 2 customers in Addis Ababa and 1 in Mekele. The winning numbers for the 15 automobiles were from all the fifteen district of the Bank.
 
According to a statement of CBE, PLS is aimed at encouraging the saving culture of the public and in so doing mobilize resources very much needed to finance investment projects in various fields.
 
The previous rounds of PLS program have contributed their share to the remarkable achievements in customer base expansion and deposit mobilization strategies of the Bank. The number of CBE account holders which was 3.9 million when the program started has now reached 15 million. This performance has raised the Bank’s deposit position from 120.1 billion birr to 364.9 billion birr. 
 
Officials of CBE, National Lottery Administration and invited guests attended the lottery drawing session.