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Premium Bonds

Bouleversee
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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Bouleversee » September 5th, 2018, 2:11 pm

I think it is, PD, if you are prepared to stay up that late just to be disappointed.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby PinkDalek » September 5th, 2018, 3:29 pm

Bouleversee wrote:I think it is, PD, if you are prepared to stay up that late just to be disappointed.


The night was young. ;)

I could have waited for the Goods News email from Ernie, received today at 15:26.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby CryptoPlankton » September 5th, 2018, 3:55 pm

With reference to checking for large prizes or being notified of them, I really wouldn't waste my time even thinking about it - if it happens, it will be an incredible stroke of luck to be greeted with absolute astonishment! I tend to just see my holding for what it is - a safe haven for some cash generating a few hundred quid a year (tax free), sometimes beating a savings account, sometimes losing. Of course, someone has to win big, but:

According to the MSE calculator, your chance of winning even just £1000 or more in one month (holding 50000 Premium Bonds) is 1 in 774 - or once in 64.5 years of draws. The chances of £2500 or more is 1 in 8296 (691 years).

It would be fair to say, though, that if you'd been patient and held since the dawn of civilisation (around 8000 years ago?), you would be justified in feeling a little aggrieved if you'd gone all that time without a month where you'd won at least £50000. :)

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Bouleversee » September 5th, 2018, 6:45 pm

I might as well sell mine now then!

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby XFool » September 6th, 2018, 9:52 am

Then again... five prizes this month.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Bouleversee » October 2nd, 2018, 10:29 am

Results are out. £50 for me this month.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Mike88 » October 2nd, 2018, 10:46 am

This month I have won £25 on an £18000 holding. That makes £75 in 2.5 years. Not good.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby XFool » October 2nd, 2018, 12:12 pm

So that's another million pounds for me this month. Good...

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Lootman » October 2nd, 2018, 12:17 pm

XFool wrote:So that's another million pounds for me this month. Good...

Huh?

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby absolutezero » October 2nd, 2018, 2:23 pm

£500!

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby PinkDalek » October 3rd, 2018, 7:23 pm

Lootman wrote:
XFool wrote:So that's another million pounds for me this month. Good...

Huh?


It's humour, I believe, or maybe irony.

Bouleversee wrote:Results are out. £50 for me this month.


Thanks for the reminder, I knew you'd be catching up. £25 again for me (it would be vulgar to mention the £100,000).

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby swill453 » November 2nd, 2018, 10:59 am

Quite a strange month this month. My wife and I both have the max: she won nothing at all, and I won 7 x £25, the most I've had in a month.

Scott.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Bouleversee » November 2nd, 2018, 11:16 am

I also have the max. and won nothing at all.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby XFool » November 2nd, 2018, 1:02 pm

swill453 wrote:Quite a strange month this month. My wife and I both have the max: she won nothing at all, and I won 7 x £25, the most I've had in a month.

Bouleversee wrote:I also have the max. and won nothing at all.

So... A perfectly normal month, then? ;)

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Mike88 » November 2nd, 2018, 1:09 pm

£25 two months running. At last I am winning something even though the rate of return is pitiful.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Bouleversee » November 2nd, 2018, 1:29 pm

XFool wrote:
swill453 wrote:Quite a strange month this month. My wife and I both have the max: she won nothing at all, and I won 7 x £25, the most I've had in a month.

Bouleversee wrote:I also have the max. and won nothing at all.

So... A perfectly normal month, then? ;)


Yes, the women always lose out :lol:

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby brightncheerful » November 2nd, 2018, 3:09 pm

This year (inc Nov) ROCE 5.6%

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Bouleversee » November 2nd, 2018, 3:17 pm

Lucky you. Perhaps I should change my moniker to Ecstatically Happy.

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Redmires » November 2nd, 2018, 3:19 pm

swill453 wrote:Quite a strange month this month.

Scott.


Same here. I won £25 and my wife won £10,075 (both max holdings).

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Re: Premium Bonds

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Postby Chrysalis » November 2nd, 2018, 5:00 pm

Lucky you! Biggest prize I’ve had is £500...


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