THERE was a Cork winner of last week’s Prize Bond Star Prize of €1 million.
The lucky bond number VK494731 was purchased in 2013. It was amongst 4,500 prizes awarded in last week’s draw, amounting to over €1.2 million.
Founded in 1957, the Prize Bonds draw is Ireland’s longest running prize draw. All eligible Prize Bonds enter a weekly cash draw with currently over 7,000 prizes.
Prize Bond draws are held each Friday. There is a €1 million prize awarded on the last Friday of every June and December. A top prize of €50,000 is awarded in every other weekly draw.
Prize Bonds are an integral part of the wider range of Ireland State Savings products offered to retail customers by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). The scheme is operated by the Prize Bond Company on behalf of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA).
While the Prize Bond Company is a joint venture between An Post and FEXCO all money is placed directly with the Irish Government under the management of the NTMA.
Prize Bonds money form part of Ireland’s National Debt. Repayment of all Prize Bonds money, together with the payment of prizes, is a direct unconditional obligation of the Government.