Two premium bond holders from Bristol and Kent got a welcome stroke of luck in the spring of 2021 as spring approached by winning the £ 1 million jackpot raffle

The first Income Note, 306PG138556, was bought by a woman from Bristol in July 2017 this year, the Premium Bonds worth a maximum of 50Holds £ 000 She is the tenth jackpot winner to come from town

The second millionaire winner in March is a woman from Kent who has 40 premium bonds002 GBP holds

His winning bond – also bought in July 2017 – bears the number 307PX582004 and is number 22 Person from the district who receives the maximum price

In the raffle in March, a total of 3022805 prizes with a total value of 86905650 GBP paid out

In addition to the two bonds worth 1 million There are five winners out of £ 100£ 000, nine out of 50000 GBP, 18 out of 25£ 000, 48 worth 10£ 000 and £ 93 worth 5000 GBP

NS&I has on 24 November introduced a rate cut, which affected the number of prizes on offer from the December drawing

This means the odds of winning a £ 1 Premium Bond number out of 24500/1 to 34500/1 have gone down and more than a million fewer prices were drawn in December than in November

This resulted in a reduction in the prize pool of over £ 30million from 113712650 pounds sterling in November to 82460250 pounds sterling in December

The total paid out by National Savings and Investments (NS&I) since the first drawing in June 1957 is now £ 215 billion out of 513 million prizes

If you’re holding bonds and want to check if you’re standing in line for a price, you can use the NS&I online price checker here, or download the free app from iOS or Android

Amazon Alexa devices can also search for you and remember the last six raffles

There is no time limit on prizes, so you can claim back until the original 1957 drawing

However, there are also a total of 1Currently unclaimed 7 million Premium Bonds prices with a total value of over 65 million GBP between 25 and 100000 GBP

The bonds are often bought for a child who then forgets them Prices can also be overlooked if NS&I does not have the correct address for claimants

Bondholders can ensure their details are up to date and register to have prizes deposited directly into their bank account by managing their account online on the NS&I website

Registering online can also prevent prizes from getting lost in the mail A report last year reveals the magnitude of such problems

A freedom of information query from Money Saving Expert in April 2019 found that more than 180000 prizes with a total value of 8 million GBP were not delivered – including 66£ 900 last year


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