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Are you due a prize bond windfall?

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: December 27, 2010, 2:28 am - IP Logged

Irish Prize Bonds have around €1.5 million in unclaimed prize bonds looking for an owner.

Each of these four tickets is worth around €20,000 but the prizes have gone unclaimed for as long as 19 years.

If the ticket holder dies, then the ticket gets passed on to their heirs and prizes start earning interest if they remain unclaimed for more than six months.

The Prize Bond Company has also introduced a monthly €1 million prize, the most recent prize was won last Friday by a Kilkenny resident with a ticket bought 29 years ago.While a million euro is not to be sneezed at, the monthly draw remains under the radar for most people as unlike the National Lottery, there is absolutely no razzamatazz when it comes to announcing Prize Bond winners and they all remain anonymous, so there isn’t even a person to present an outsized cheque to.

In 2009 it gave away €28 million, the highest value of prizes awarded of any year to date and it says its prizes will top €30m this year.

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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    Posted: December 27, 2010, 5:08 am - IP Logged

    yeah not sure about irish banks atm. the whole world is worried about irreland paying its debts so think ill skkip their prize bonds, noce prizes tho.  i got UK premium bonds and wish i had cashed out  when the GFC hit, the £ is on  a road to no where.

    over%25 loss in  foreign exchznge rates form uk to oz , maybe when the world settles down i'll think about irish prize bonds,.but for now my  money is staying here in oz.

    2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

    keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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      Posted: December 27, 2010, 6:25 am - IP Logged

      yeah not sure about irish banks atm. the whole world is worried about irreland paying its debts so think ill skkip their prize bonds, noce prizes tho.  i got UK premium bonds and wish i had cashed out  when the GFC hit, the £ is on  a road to no where.

      over%25 loss in  foreign exchznge rates form uk to oz , maybe when the world settles down i'll think about irish prize bonds,.but for now my  money is staying here in oz.

      yep, I'd think twice.

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      For a lead role in a cage?

       

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        Bondi Junction
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        Posted: December 29, 2010, 2:45 am - IP Logged
        I have both Irish Prize Bonds and UK Premium Bonds, I like the idea that I might win a jackpot or large prize one day. I have only won a few small prizes so far, but someone has the win. The US Treasury should have similar bonds, it would raise billions of much-needed dollars.

        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

          Bondi Junction
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          Posted: December 30, 2010, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

          I like the bond system, where you buy bonds and your are in subsequent draws for as long as you hold the bonds. So, it is possible to win a prize years later. The prizes are smaller than lotteries, but you get more chances to win for you buck.

           

          Lobby Congress - Prize Bonds For America!

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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            Posted: December 31, 2010, 4:23 am - IP Logged

            i also like them, i had a goal fo winning a prize every year, and started accumulating UK bonds.  but with the economic cr4isis their interest rates suck now and i still dont get my yearly prize. maybe if things recover. but yea ea month im on with  a chance at £1M  so i cant complain , well wont if i ever win.

            2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

              Bondi Junction
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              Posted: January 1, 2011, 6:14 pm - IP Logged
              By purchasing Irish Prize Bonds and UK Premium Bonds, you are assisting the UK and Irish economies. These Bonds were established, in the 1950s, for their treasuries to raise funds; and they need all the funds they can get get! So, while you might win, more importantly you are helping the old countries.

              We all get a lot out of lotteries!

                Bondi Junction
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                Posted: January 6, 2011, 6:16 am - IP Logged
                By purchasing Irish Prize Bonds and UK Premium Bonds, you are assisting the UK and Irish economies. These Bonds were established, in the 1950s, for their treasuries to raise funds; and they need all the funds they can get get! So, while you might win, more importantly you are helping the old countries.

                A Cork resident has won €1m in this month's Prize Bonds Millionaire draw.

                The bond, number MZ 21 78 45 was bought this year.

                Up to 6,500 other prize bond holders also won various amounts.

                We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                  Posted: January 6, 2011, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                  and i just checked january  draw for uk premium bonds no win here.

                  2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                  keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297