Why Prize Bonds

You may buy Prize Bonds easily. Every Prize Bond is in with a chance to win €250,000 four times a year and up to €50,000 in all other weekly draws.

Product Highlights

  • Secure - 100% protected by the State
  • Be in with a chance to win up to €250,000
  • Weekly prize draws
  • Tax Free Prizes
  • No Fees or Charges
  • Easy to buy for myself or as a gift
  • Minimum €25 (4 Prize Bonds) up to maximum €250,000 (40,000 Prize Bonds) per individual
  • Terms and conditions apply

What are Prize Bonds?

Prize Bonds

You can buy Prize Bonds easily and accumulate your holdings over time. Each Prize Bond is in every weekly draw with the chance to win a prize. When you need your cash, you can withdraw your money with 7 days notice.


Prize Bonds never expire and may be held for as long as you choose. You can cash your Prize Bonds in  at any time after the minimum holding period of 90 days and you will receive the full face value on your Prize Bonds within 7 working days.

Save to Win

Instead of earning interest on your savings, Prize Bonds are entered into a weekly draw with a chance to win cash prizes.

A chance to win up to €250,000

Each Prize Bond is in with a chance  to win €250,000 four times a year and up to €50,000 in all other weekly draws or thousands of other weekly cash prizes.


The names of Prize Bonds winners are not disclosed to anyone other than the winner.

Tax Free Prizes

Prize Bond winnings are not subject to Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT), Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax or Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI).

No Fees or Charges

No fees, commissions or transaction charges on purchases or redemptions.

Easy to Buy

Buy online, by Direct Debit, in Post Offices, by Post or over the phone. Minimum purchase €25 (4 Prize Bonds) up to maximum €250,000 (40,000 Prize Bonds) per individual or €500,000 (80,000 Prize Bonds) jointly.

Over Sixty Years of Service

Irish people have saved to win with Prize Bonds since the scheme was launched in 1957.

Secure State Savings

Prize Bond savings are 100% protected by the State.

Buy Prize Bonds

Be in with a chance to win, each and every week.

Whatever the occasion, Prize Bonds make an ideal gift.

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Registered for State Savings Online?

If you are already registered with State Savings Online, you may sign in now for fast, easy purchase. Alternatively, if you have purchased a State Savings product since 5th October 2014, or know your State Savings Customer Number (SSCN), you may continue as a guest.