In Part One of his book, Britainís First Municipal Savings Bank, J P Hilton describes the History of the Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank.
Chapter 5 of that section of the book deals with Prize Schemes. The major scheme that was used to encourage saving in the Bank, was conducted under the auspices of the Birmingham Mail. The Editor of that newspaper supervised the draw made in Birminghamís Town Hall on Friday, October 31st 1919. Boy Scouts made the draw, which resulted in total prize money of £378-10s-10d being paid to 51 winners in the main scheme, and £107 being paid to ten employees in five schemes sponsored by their employers.
The 51 prizes comprised:
1 @ £100; 1 @ £50; 1 @ 25 guineas; 5 @ 10 guineas
10 @ 5 guineas; 10 @ £5; 22 @ £2; 1 Consolation Prize of £3-5s-10d