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Old 03-11-2005, 18:59   #41
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I have £20,000 in premium bonds and have won £500 this year (£50 this month). Hopefully next month it will be a million
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Old 03-11-2005, 19:24   #42
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Are you having a problem with the zero key on your keyboard today? The minimum investment is £100 unless you invested donkey's years ago ( in which case you wouldn't have bought your bonds to go into this month's draw)
I was playing with a little poetic licence rather than stating the actual sum involved. I put in about £2,000 in September.

Oh yes, and I have a £1 bond from 1967 that hasn't won anything ever!
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Old 03-11-2005, 19:31   #43
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Don't lose hope as check out the lucky person from the Isle of Wight!

http://www.nsandi.com/products/pb/winnerlist.jsp
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Old 04-11-2005, 00:05   #44
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I was playing with a little poetic licence rather than stating the actual sum involved. I put in about £2,000 in September.
ah, now I understand I got another £2,500 worth in August and still haven't won **** all ever so don't get your hopes up too much just yet
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Old 04-11-2005, 08:47   #45
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i got £500 as a child but am i right in thinking that for children they actually earn a little bit of interest? either that or someone sneaked in a bit more (it certainly wasn't me!!) and i have around £1100 now. i seem to win £50 or £100 about 2 years out of every three and it's a lovely wee surprise when the letter comes through the door. last year i was really broke and was considering cashing them in, but then i thought... "no, it's not as if it's money i've saved myself and i miss, i'd rather have the chance of winning a million - i'll just budget better".

one day when i do have spare cash i will buy some more. they have worked out well for me so far
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:05   #46
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i got £500 as a child but am i right in thinking that for children they actually earn a little bit of interest?
No, I don't believe so. NSI (same organisation) do savings schemes, but no interest on Premium Bonds (they are the same whether the investor is a child or adult).
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:05   #47
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Had a quick look at the winners list - well done the Glasgow winner - wish it was me!!

Quick question

Prize value £1,000,000 - winnnings
Winning Bond number 77AG357431 - bond number!!!
Total value of holding £26,000 - is that the total of all the bonds held by this person?
Area Glasgow
Value of Bond £500 - ??????
Date purchased Jun-03 -

The value of their winning bond is £500. Does that mean they paid £500 in one go?

If they add to it with another £500, would that be a separate bond?

Bit confused.

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Wish I hadn't looked at that now. It is a bit disheartening to see so many winners that have the maximum £30000 holding. I suppose the saying money goes to money is true!

Still the Isle of Wight winner give me hope for my £250 holding!! Hope I dont need to wait 49 years for it though. (I do realise it may not be his first win!)

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Old 04-11-2005, 09:55   #48
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Well every bond has the same chance of winning so its more likely you will see people with £30000 in holdings winning than ones with £100.

£500 would be the bond bought at one time. I think i get a £100 bond every month and have a few £1 ones as well. And a £1000.

Don;t think it matters if you hjave £500 in one bond, still has 500 different numbers, just an admin thing.
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:16   #49
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Yeah, depending on how many you buy they'll give you bonds of various values each with a range of numbers. So a £500 bond is a single piece of paper that covers 500 premium bond numbers so 500 entries in the prize draw. For my 2.5k the other month I got 3 bonds, 2 for £1k and 1 for £500. I'd imagine the smallest bond they issue today is the £100 one since that's the minimum investment.
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Ok - I get it now.

Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:00   #51
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I've set my bonds to automatically reinvest. So if i win anything under £5000, they don't send me a cheque just a bond for the winning amount.
It will then go straight into the next draw without having to wait a month to qualify.
I had a couple of wins of £50 and one of £100.
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Old 04-11-2005, 14:07   #52
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When you buy bonds, you get sent a certificate with bond numbers on.
The numbers run consecutively so you are effectively buying blocks of bond numbers with every purchase.
When you win, they tell you which bond number won the prize for you. I like to check mine to see what size bond did the deed and when I'd bought it.
Invariably it's the larger bonds that win the prizes for me but as others have said, each bond has an equal chance of winning so there is no advantage to having one large block of numbers over several smaller blocks.
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Old 12-11-2005, 00:24   #53
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ah, now I understand I got another £2,500 worth in August and still haven't won **** all ever so don't get your hopes up too much just yet

I formally withdraw the above message Tonight I came home from work to find a letter from Glasgow containining a cheque for a £100 win that one of my August bonds won me
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:05   #54
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I formally withdraw the above message Tonight I came home from work to find a letter from Glasgow containining a cheque for a £100 win that one of my August bonds won me
Well done Dave. Don't you check online to see if you've won occasionally?
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Well done Dave. Don't you check online to see if you've won occasionally?
Nah, it's more exciting waiting for the post to arrive

What do you do to check online, just put your holder's number in?
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:52   #56
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Nah, it's more exciting waiting for the post to arrive

What do you do to check online, just put your holder's number in?
Yep,

http://www.nsandi.com/

And just type in your number to the right hand side. with autocomplete on it does it automatically for you every month.

Still not won with my £2k investment, ah well. odds are that i will win something some day.
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Cheers CJ. Just read the back of one of the bonds and found that web address... that's my problem you see, I never read anything

It confirmed my £100 win but sadly I now know not to rush home on Monday to check for further wins this month
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:41   #58
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no win her either this month
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Old 12-11-2005, 15:09   #59
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I put some in after reading this thread, November was my first draw and just checked on the web site and I've won nowt. Decembers will be mine...
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Old 12-11-2005, 16:29   #60
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Just bought more myself, just hope I get lucky!
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