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Central Bank of India customer wins Rs.1 crore jackpot

A transaction of INR 1,590 has bagged a Central Bank of India customer lucky bounty of INR 1 crore under the government's promotional scheme to popularise digital payments.

President Pranab Mukherjee picked up the lucky winners from the 100th draw of lots under digital payments promotion schemes at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

He congratulated the six winners - three consumers and three merchants -- of Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana.

In the consumer section, the first mega prize of INR 1 crore went to a customer of Central Bank of India, while the second prize of INR 50 lakh went to a Bank of Baroda customer.

A customer of Punjab National Bank is the winner of third prize of INR 25 lakh.

All the three customers had done transactions using their RuPay debit cards. The names of three winners were not yet known as the draw only displayed their transaction numbers.

These will be matched with card details to identify the winners.

Three merchants also won prizes of INR 50 lakh, INR 25 lakh and INR 12 lakh, respectively.
The winners will be felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 at Nagpur on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.

Following demonetisation of old INR 500/1000 notes on November 9 last year, the government took a slew of measures to promote digital payments in the country.

The government launched the Lucky Grahak Yojana for consumers and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana for merchants on December 25, 2016 to promote digital transactions. These schemes are being implemented by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI).

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