The Retirement Thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dirk, 6 Apr 2017.

  1. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    Do you mind if i ask on average how many times a year you have won something?
     
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  2. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    We win every day we wake up, you only lose if you don't wake up.:okay:
     
  3. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    Touche. :laugh:
     
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  4. OP
    OP
    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Gonna cash mine in and buy new ones.
    Got the maximum allowance but have only had £25 this year.
    Maybe some fresh numbers might work.
     
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  5. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    You can do it all online can't you?
     
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  6. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Rain stopped play, I'm in Oaks Farm Shop Balsall Common with a batch and a coffee. I'm on my way back when I've finished here.
     
    Last edited: 6 Dec 2018
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  7. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    Well done for getting out there.
     
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  8. OP
    OP
    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Yes, it's simple enough.
     
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  9. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    This year it has been on average every other month, but the last three months I have won £25 each time and in September two of my bonds came in with £25 each.
     
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  10. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    I was give a premium bond when I was born 67 years ago :smile:.............it has never come up :sad:
     
  11. GM

    GM Guru

    Location:
    North of the river





    In 1973 I bought 100 quids worth of PB's, I've not had a single penny back in winnings. I might be just unlucky, or the big one is not far away!
     
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  12. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    I remember getting a few pb's when i was about 10 or 11. They were a 10 shillings in those days? No idea what happened to them.
     
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  13. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    I have one from 1954, given to me when I was born. While I fully understand each bond has an equal chance it's clear to have a good chance of winning one needs a sizeable holding. I also understand, though I know a mathmetician will prove me wrong, a large holding of sequential numbers has a greater chance of winning. The theory is any number drawn must be within a sequence. If one holds the sequence the number must be within it - if you get my drift.

    Our winnings, usually £25, are automatically invested as new bonds. Every time we hit £1000 I cash in all the £25 sequences and buy a new block of 1000.

    When we were very young and poor we won £500 - we still sleep in the bed it bought! New mattress though!
     
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  14. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    I am sure I had some given to me on birthdays when I was little.
    I have no idea what became of them. I have been all through what was left of my dad's stuff and then my mum's stuff after she passed away but no luck in finding them.
    I dont suppose I won anything anyway :laugh:
     
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  15. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    Same here. I remember the paper documents, but god knows what happened to them. ^_^
     
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