The Watsons became eligible for the sweepstakes after opening a Fifth Third Essentials Checking Account for Students during the contest period between May 1 and Sept. 30. Entrants for the sweepstakes came from Fifth Third Bank’s 12-state footprint.
“I couldn’t believe it when I received the call. I never win anything! As a single parent, with three teenagers in high school, this award is a huge blessing,” said Christa Watson, who claimed the prize on behalf of her 17-year-old son.
Currently ranked number one at Tampa Catholic High School and a rising football star, Tre’ has received offers from colleges throughout the United States. He recently committed to the University of Illinois.
“Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a high school student makes – it paves the road for their future,” said José Peña, senior vice president and head of retail banking for Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay). “We congratulate Tre’ and hope it will encourage future achievement.”
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About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $126 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,326 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,374 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 25% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2013, had $318 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.