The Internal Resources Division (IRD) under the Ministry of Finance has introduced a software for investors of the government's Tk 100 prize bond to easily search its lottery results.
IRD Senior Secretary Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Munim inaugurated the software on Saturday. It would be available on - www.irdbd.online.
The investors would be able to know whether they won the lottery or not by entering their prize bond numbers in the software, titled - prize bond result inquiry software (PBRIS).
Two methods can be applied for searching prize bond draw results. The investors can insert their prize bond numbers in the search box or upload the numbers.
For inserting multiple numbers (without series) in the search box, the investors have to use comma after each number. Hyphen has to be used in case of searching series of numbers from first to last.
Excel sheets have to be used for uploading numbers and getting details of lottery draws.
Winners can download form from the software to claim prize money of lottery draws. They can also know the timeframe to claim prize money, and at-source tax payable on the amount.
The buyers would be able to subscribe email service too to get quarterly prize bond draw information.