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Old 06-02-2008, 13:10
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I have had 3,000 bonds for some time now and have neverwon anything, most winners seem to have at least 20,0000 or more worth in bonds. Is it worth having a small amount or do you know of any winners?
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:16
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I don't even know how many I have, I think I must've been bought them when I was born, but it's bound to be a very small amount!

anyway, i have won 50 quid on numerous occasions - the first time was what made me realise i had premium bonds, I didn't know I had them before that!

I have a friend who won about 500 or something,I can't remember exactly how much. Not known any big winners.
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:22
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My gr5an did have 20,000 worth and she used to get 50 quite often. After she passed away my dad cashed them in and gave me, my sis and my mum 1000 each to buy bonds. Had them for 6 months and none of us have got anything.
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:25
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Baby Scott the younger has 850 worth and she has won two lots of 50 in 15 months!
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:28
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I reckon I have 250 worth, as far as I know I've won 50 once.

My aunt regulary wins 50 though but I don't know how much she has invested.
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:30
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I have 500 which I bought 3 or 4 years ago. Haven't won anything. Come to think of it, I don't even know where the certificate is! Do they send you a cheque if you win?
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:31
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there must be 24 millionaires a year mustn't there? we never here of them though...
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:33
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I don't know I've never won

Seriously, I would presume they would notify you, that is if you haven't moved address since buying them. If you do move I guess it's up to you to notify them.
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:35
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I've got 300 worth that my parents brought me as a babe.

Had them over 35 years and never won a penny!
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:36
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I have 500 which I bought 3 or 4 years ago. Haven't won anything. Come to think of it, I don't even know where the certificate is! Do they send you a cheque if you win?
They send you cheque if you have won, IF they have your current address. You've not moved recently have you? if you have, perhaps you're already a millionaire and didn't know it!

It's very exciting when you spot NS&I on the envelope. An excitement that quickly subsides when you open it and find you've only won a poxy 50! Still, better than a poke in the eye eh!
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:37
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I got something like 50's worth of someone when I was born. Never won a penny in 32 years.
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:38
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They send you cheque if you have won, IF they have your current address.

You've not moved recently have you? if you have, perhaps your already a millionaire and didn't know it!
Ha, no, same address, so unfortunately I don't think I'm a millionaire.
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Old 06-02-2008, 13:38
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I've won 50 before quite a few years back. Wouldn't know if I had now, because they're still in my mother's name (even though she's never brought me up and we don't like each other) and I don't know how to 'get hold' of them again
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Old 06-02-2008, 14:13
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I have 10 worth, bought for me when I was a baby in the 60s. I've had one 50 win on them so far - not a bad return
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