Galway residents are some of the luckiest people in the country, having won over €2.2 million with Prize Bonds last year.
That’s according to the Prize Bond Company’s annual report, which has just been published and confirms that a sum of €2.2 million was won by 15,915 bond holders in 2011.
One Galway resident won the €1 million prize, which is awarded on the last Friday of every month, while two Galway residents also won the weekly top prize of €20,000.
Prize Bonds remain as popular as ever with strong sales in 2011 contributing to a nine per increase in the fund value to over €1.45 billion, the highest in the history of the Prize Bonds scheme.
In line with this growth, prizes awarded to Prize Bond holders reached a record high of €42 million in 2011, an increase of 17 per cent on 2010. This is the highest value of prizes awarded in the 54 years that the Prize Bonds scheme has been running.