Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

An annoying complication

When my mother died in 1995 the solicitors were supposed to see to liquidating her bank accounts, savings, etc., and we eventually got a couple of hundred quid from that source, which is about what we expected.

Except that today we received a £25 cheque for her; apparently her Premium Bonds were never cancelled and she's just won.

Needless to say there are rules about this - since she died more than a year ago the prize is invalid, and I now have to do a load of paperwork to claim back her money, which I suspect is no more than fifty or a hundred quid.

After all this time there's no point complaining to the solicitors, they seemed to do everything else correctly, but I could really wish that they'd sorted this out at the time - imagine if it had been £25,000 she'd won!

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