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Old 13-11-2008, 08:19 PM
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Default Does anyone know anyone who has ever...won anything on a prize bond?!

....won anything on a prize bond?!
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Old 13-11-2008, 08:24 PM
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A few small prizes in the last 10 years. that's it
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Old 13-11-2008, 08:28 PM
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I've won 75 about three times in about 12 years. You might want to change the title of the thread so something more meaningful.
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Old 13-11-2008, 09:13 PM
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I do.
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Old 13-11-2008, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know anyone who has ever...won anything on a prize bond?!

Yep, won 75 euro a couple of months ago - yippee!
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Old 13-11-2008, 09:52 PM
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Yep. Have won several 75s. But you need a fairly substantial sum in prize bonds to get anything resembling a return on them - if you have only small amounts, you're really just gambling with your stake being guaranteed.
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Old 13-11-2008, 10:08 PM
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Thing is the big guns (life assurance, banks, syndicates etc) buy up huge quantities of these even for short term investments as they are guarenteed to get the money back and may win something), so means the small players are not the only ones in the pot. These guys buy up millions at a time....though the odds must be better than the lotto as you never hear of them (banks & the like), buying up loads of lotto tickets.

On saying that...I've never known anyone who has won (and my parents & aunts all would have had loads....my job was to check the numbers)
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Old 18-11-2008, 06:22 PM
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My late mother had prize bonds all her life and a few months after she died one of them was a 50 euro winner.

I have a few too, never won anything.
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Old 18-11-2008, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know anyone who has ever...won anything on a prize bond?!

I have a good few never won on them. My late father won twice I think 100 quid.
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Old 18-11-2008, 06:58 PM
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My mother has bought all my nieces and nephews (6 of them) prize bonds for their birthdays every year. All of them have won money. I bought prize bonds as a wedding gift few yrs back and within 3 yrs couple had won 150 or so.
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Old 18-11-2008, 07:03 PM
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Not me!
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Old 18-11-2008, 10:06 PM
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I won 100 three times.
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Old 19-11-2008, 11:46 AM
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I won €75 two or three times. My parents also won something like 100 back in the 50s and thought that they were rich.
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Old 19-11-2008, 11:49 AM
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never won
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Old 19-11-2008, 08:04 PM
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Arrived home this evening to find letter and cheque for 75 from Prize Bond win. Pity it wasnt bigger!
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Old 20-11-2008, 12:02 AM
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A work colleague of mine won 20k on one about two years ago
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Old 20-11-2008, 01:11 AM
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About 600 in bonds. Never won a cent.
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Old 24-11-2008, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know anyone who has ever...won anything on a prize bond?!

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About 600 in bonds. Never won a cent.
I converted the kids cash to bonds a couple of years ago (about 1200) and to be fair won 2 x 25 within a few weeks and then 75 about a year ago. I suppose that isn't the worst return in the world.
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Old 29-11-2008, 03:58 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know anyone who has ever...won anything on a prize bond?!

Not me.
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Old 29-11-2008, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Does anyone know anyone who has ever...won anything on a prize bond?!

No. Don't know anyone who has won. I've had 10 for the last 25 years and my mother has five or six for over sixty years! I wonder what the odds of winning anything are?
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