€1m win for 22-year Prize Bond holder
AFTER 22 years of waiting patiently, one lucky Prize Bond holder has won €1m.
Purchased in 1989, the Prize Bond 'AL 660759', was picked out of hundreds of thousands of other bonds to secure the the top prize in the monthly prize bond draw.
A spokesperson for the Prize Bond Company said the lucky bondholder would receive a letter confirming their New Year millionaire status.
The winning Prize Bond was bought in Co Limerick in 1989.
A total of 7,700 bond holders won money in yesterday's draw, with over €40m worth of prizes awarded throughout 2011.
The Prize Bond announcement marked the second big-money win for a Limerick person over the Christmas period. On December 17, a Limerick man bought a €4 quick-pick Lotto ticket at a shop in Newport, Co Tipperary, and scooped the €4.8m jackpot all for himself.