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Editor's Viewpoint: Check those old Premium Bonds... you could be in luck

More than £700,000 of Premium Bonds prizes remain unclaimed in Northern Ireland
More than £700,000 of Premium Bonds prizes remain unclaimed in Northern Ireland

Many young people may not have heard about Premium Bonds, but everyone will prick up their ears with the news a very large number of prizes are still unclaimed here. These include more than 19,000 of £1,000.

The first draw took place in June 1957, and prizes are given out to Premium Bond holders, but the random number-generator Ernie 4 is now being decommissioned and replaced.

In the meantime, there are thousands of people in Northern Ireland who should look through old drawers and files, or dig deep down the back of the sofa, in case there is a successful Premium Bond still hidden there. You never know until you try.

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