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    Premium Bond Winner ?
    • #1
    • 14th Aug 05, 6:19 PM
    Premium Bond Winner ? 14th Aug 05 at 6:19 PM
    im interested in winning premium bond holders , or not as the case may be , please post your winnings and holding as well as length of time held , i have a theory that newer bonds win more prizes , id prefer not to make this a discussion area of that arguement but i would be interested in your winnings

    just a bit of background on me ... im fully invested elsewhere so bonds are another way of trying to be tax free ... im buying £1,000 per month on average and ive only just started this time around , although i have some million year old bonds my grandparents once bought me

    current holding £5,150

    winnings for august prize of £100

    held since .. may 2005
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    • WorldTraveller
    • By WorldTraveller 2nd Mar 18, 8:08 AM
    • 49 Posts
    • 60 Thanks
    Hooray! My first win, £25 on £12k. I've only had PB's a few months, and this was my first month with £12k.
    • Crag30
    • By Crag30 2nd Mar 18, 10:12 AM
    • 171 Posts
    • 104 Thanks
    I said to someone the other day I hadn't won for a while, but haven't bought any more either.
    Bought another £100 worth end of January and won £25 this month.
    • inflationbuster
    • By inflationbuster 2nd Mar 18, 11:18 AM
    • 154 Posts
    • 41 Thanks
    Mar £75 on £50K return TD 0.65%.

    Previous wins
    2018: Jan £100, Feb £25
    2017: Dec £25, Nov £75, Oct £25
    Last edited by inflationbuster; 02-03-2018 at 11:40 AM.
    • Skewie
    • By Skewie 2nd Mar 18, 5:36 PM
    • 4 Posts
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    Normality continues - 22 draws now without winning a thing after buying 6k of bonds. Can I get to 2 years?
    Originally posted by Skewie
    No I won’t get to 2 years. After 23 months I finally win £25. Trying to decide now if I give up with them or seeing if this is the start of a roll.
    • badger09
    • By badger09 2nd Mar 18, 5:38 PM
    • 5,943 Posts
    • 5,281 Thanks
    No I won’t get to 2 years. After 23 months I finally win £25. Trying to decide now if I give up with them or seeing if this is the start of a roll.
    Originally posted by Skewie
    Do ya feel lucky punk

    And yes, I know that's a misquote
    • redpete
    • By redpete 2nd Mar 18, 7:15 PM
    • 4,205 Posts
    • 3,732 Thanks
    No I won’t get to 2 years. After 23 months I finally win £25. Trying to decide now if I give up with them or seeing if this is the start of a roll.
    Originally posted by Skewie
    It's not, it's down to the random chance of winning just as the previous 22 months were down to the random chance of not winning.
    loose does not rhyme with choose but lose does and is the word you meant to write.
    • CatLady13
    • By CatLady13 2nd Mar 18, 9:17 PM
    • 41 Posts
    • 36 Thanks
    Another £25 this month for me

    50k in Premium Bonds since 2018

    1st month (Feb) - £25
    2nd month (Mar) - £25

    Total winnings £50
    • Yorkshire Pud
    • By Yorkshire Pud 2nd Mar 18, 10:34 PM
    • 839 Posts
    • 531 Thanks
    Yorkshire Pud
    £14000 PB for nearly 12m.

    Martins calculator says with average luck should have won £175 in 12m.

    Won two £25 prizes, one of those March 1st so £50.

    Interest in a 1.25% instant access account over 12m £175.

    Net loss £125. I haven't even got average luck which makes me feel sad

    Leave money in PB for another month and lose another £14.50 approximately as against the slim chance of winning another £25 or maybe £1,000,000 at 35 billion to one chance

    As for the theory that new bonds win more often it was only when I put it in my diary to check Bond prizes on March 1st and if I didn't win a prize cash them all in that I won the first prize since last July £25! I know its all down to luck but it only when I've just bought new bonds that I've won even if the winning one was bought years ago or in this case decided to sell that I won! Anyone know where I can buy some magical thinking!?

    Conclusion savings interest rates are rubbish, PB are even worse.
    • Ifts
    • By Ifts 2nd Mar 18, 11:47 PM
    • 1,779 Posts
    • 1,116 Thanks
    £75 on 50k
    Never let the perfume of the premium overpower the odour of the risk
    • Puddylove
    • By Puddylove 3rd Mar 18, 2:59 AM
    • 485 Posts
    • 783 Thanks
    Won £75 on £20k.
    • forextc
    • By forextc 4th Mar 18, 9:48 AM
    • 62 Posts
    • 23 Thanks
    Won £125 on £20k. Held for one month.
    • alfmurph
    • By alfmurph 4th Mar 18, 8:38 PM
    • 18 Posts
    • 3 Thanks
    Bought 5 for £1 each in 1980 .
    Won nothing .
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 4th Mar 18, 8:56 PM
    • 7,871 Posts
    • 9,952 Thanks
    3 X £25 on £49k.
    • Ifts
    • By Ifts 5th Mar 18, 2:46 AM
    • 1,779 Posts
    • 1,116 Thanks
    Won £125 on £20k. Held for one month.
    Originally posted by forextc
    That's lucky only having held them for a month.

    This winner got very lucky, winning the (March) jackpot in his first month that his £7k bonds were eligible to win a prize:

    Saver scoops the £1million jackpot in his FIRST ever Premium Bond draw
    Never let the perfume of the premium overpower the odour of the risk
    • Money Saver Jen
    • By Money Saver Jen 6th Mar 18, 4:59 PM
    • 54 Posts
    • 41 Thanks
    Money Saver Jen
    1 x £25 for me this month on a £25k holding.

    £75 won in total this year to date.

    Just to add a bit of random info:-
    I've just done a bit of a tot up and over the 30 years of holding Premium Bonds I have received approx. £7.5k in "prizes".
    During this time my holding has been from £1k slowly increasing up to the current holding.
    • pearl123
    • By pearl123 7th Mar 18, 12:10 AM
    • 1,344 Posts
    • 2,029 Thanks
    2 x £25 this month on £500. In total £100 on £500 in 5 years. I consider myself lucky to get so much on such a small amount.
    Last edited by pearl123; 07-03-2018 at 2:11 PM.
    • Zars
    • By Zars 9th Mar 18, 6:24 PM
    • 39 Posts
    • 10 Thanks
    After holding PB for nearly 8 years at various levels, first 30k (back when that was the limit) to 50k when cap was lifted.. Overall i always thought over the year i might win big before i cash it all and buy a house.. that time has now come and i've put all that into a house deposit. it was a good journey on PB but now im done. I've invested a bit in shares and its done well, i found money grows a lot quicker in equities compared to bonds.. clearly the thrill of winning is what attracted me to PB, but 40 billion to 1 are not the odds i'll continue to chase.
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