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smudge | 17:37 Fri 23rd Sep 2005 | Business & Finance
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We have several Premium Bonds tucked away from years ago & just wondered if anyone has ever won any money from them?

Unfortunately, we haven't!

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I am a Premium Bond winner!!

�50 once for a �30,000 investment - Thank you Mr Brown

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Haven't missed out on much then!
Are you sure you haven't won? Lots of people forgot to register their change of address when they move. If in doubt, check here:

http://www.nsandi.com/

(Come to think of it, I've got �2 worth of Premium Bonds tucked away since I was a kid. Perhaps I ought to go and find them!).

Chris
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Thank you Buenchico - I've used that site to check before, but all to no avail. 

(Anyone using that site, please note - you don't have to enter your Premium Bond Serial Numbers, just your Holder's Certificate Number).

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P.S. Good luck with your old �2 worth of P.B's - you never know!
I increased my holding to �20,000 when I retired 19 months ago, and have won (automatically re-invested )�1,450, so a decent return, and although I did go for 5 months without winning anything at all, I have had 2 or 3 prizes in the other months, including a �500, and 2 of �100 - all the rest �50 each, but still hoping for the big one.  It's got to be better than the lottery, as you can alway get your stake money back!
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Thanks for that info forgetfultel. You've been quite lucky with your P/B's then. My husband & I have had some of our's since 1964 & have never won a bean! In fact we'd more or less forgot about them until I was clearing out some paperwork yesterday!

Oh well I'm off to watch 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' now - if only!

My wife and I have quite a few now and I suppose are averaging about a 4% return. Not bad I suppose as you could of course win �1 million. A few years ago we only had a few and hadn't won for a long time. One day 3 prizes came in the same post, 1 for me and 2 for my wife. Unfortunately all were �50.00 wins but what a coincidence. 2 of the wins were from the same �100 bond just a few numbers apart!!! It's not a bad investment as you can always get your stake back. Try that with the lottery!
I haven't but to be honest I wouldn't know. I have had them for 30yrs but they keep on asking me for a premuim bond code/ or number which I wouldn't know. But my neighbour has just won 300 pounds today on them.

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