Lucky BOQ Customer Wins $20,000* in First “Save to Win Account” Draw

Wednesday, 02/02/2011

Lucky BOQ customer Eliza Bellhouse from Bundamba in Queensland has won the major $20,000* prize in the first draw of BOQ’s Save to Win Account™. 

20 year-old Eliza, a customer of BOQ Booval branch, has taken out the major cash prize in the Bank’s first Save to Win Account™ draw since the new account launched in December last year. 

BOQ Managing Director David Liddy said he is thrilled that a customer from Ipswich is the first major prize winner. 

“We are very happy for Eliza and would like to congratulate her on her big win!” Mr Liddy said. 

“Whilst Eliza’s home wasn’t directly damaged by the floods, so many of our customers have been doing it tough lately and lost everything, so it’s really nice to see something good in Ipswich happen again. 

“Eliza only just signed up for a Save to Win Account™ with us in late December, so she still can’t quite believe that it was her name pulled out first for the major prize!” he said. 

Eliza, who celebrated her 20th birthday last week, said she couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present. 

“I am absolutely over the moon about winning the major cash prize in BOQ’s first draw,” she said. 

“I recently opened a Save to Win Account online to save money for a trip to Kansas in America.  I signed up because it was quick and easy. 

“But I never thought I’d actually win anything, let alone the first major prize! I’m really blown away and still keep pinching myself.” 

Unemployed and between jobs, the win couldn’t have come at a better time for Eliza. 

“This prize money will totally change my life – I’ll be able to go overseas for the first time to America with my boyfriend in February and can now buy a professional camera to start my career as a photographer. 

“After the camera, the next thing I’m going to spend the money on is some warm clothes, as it’s going to be winter in America, and a suitcase! 

“And on the advice of my dad, I’ll be putting $5,000 away into an investment account. 

“I’d like to say a big thank you to BOQ for this prize. I never would have thought that opening a bank account could be so rewarding. 

“I haven’t won anything much in my life, so it really is a dream come true for me,” Eliza said. 

The Save to Win Account™ is Australia's most exciting bank account and it's only available at BOQ.

This innovative new product offers customers the chance to win a monthly draw for cash prizes.

“No other bank in Australia offers anything like it, so we’re proud to be able to bring it to you first,” Mr Liddy said.

“Our customers can win at least $30,000 worth of cash prizes every month, including one major $20,000* prize like Eliza.”

To open a Save to Win Account™, drop into your nearest BOQ branch or apply online at

Save to Win Account™
Prize payments
• Eligible account holders will get the chance to win a share in at least $30,000AU worth of cash prizes each month during the promotion period. This includes a minimum major prize of at least $20,000AU* and lots of other smaller cash prizes too. 

• When customers first open a Save to Win Account™, they’ll automatically receive 150 entries into the next month's draw for a major prize of at least $20,000* and other small cash prizes.
• After that, as long as they maintain a minimum monthly balance of $250 in their Save to Win Account™ and keep the account open for a full calendar month, they'll receive one entry for every dollar in your account** up to a maximum of 30,000 entries into the following month's draw. So if their lowest balance in a particular month is $950, they'll get 950 entries into the next month's draw.
**Based on your lowest balance for the month.

Interest, fees and charges
• This account currently attracts an interest rate of 1% p.a on deposits of $1 or more.
• No monthly account maintenance fee applies.
• Unlimited free deposits.
• Two withdrawals free per month (fees apply thereafter). 

The prize draws are authorised under State and Territory permits:
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission Permit No. TP10/3753 , NSW Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing Permit No. LTPS/10/11523, SA Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner Permit No. T10/2048, VIC Commission for Gambling Regulation Permit No. 10/3070.

*$20,000 major prize (subject to tax)

Product issued by Bank of Queensland Limited ABN 32 009 656 740 (BOQ). The current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) for this product is available at any BOQ branch. The material in this media release may contain general advice. This material has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider the appropriateness of any advice before acting on it. You should obtain and consider the relevant PDS and FSG before making any decision about whether to acquire or continue to hold this product.
BOQ is the promoter of the Save to Win Account promotion (Promotion). The Promotion commences on 6 December 2010 and ends 30 October 2011. There are tax implications of accepting prize payments. Minimum cash prizes are: Major $20,000, Intermediate $25,  Minor $5. Prize draws conducted at BOQ, 259 Queen Street, Brisbane. Winners published on and notified by mail. Full Promotion terms and conditions available from any BOQ branch. The Promotion is authorised under trade promotion licenses in SA T10/2048, NSW LTPS/10/11523, VIC 10/3070, and ACT TP10/3753.