nigel woollsey

Nigel Woollsey

Online Writer
Published: 01/04/2020

Despite the turmoil that the Coronavirus pandemic has caused across the world’s financial markets, there are more people today celebrating a win on their premium bonds. As usual, two lucky premium bond holders have walked away with a £1 million tax-free lump sum and countless others have won runners-up prizes ranging from £100,000 down to a handy £25.

April premium bond millionaires

This month the two new premium bond millionaires are both from England. The first, with the winning premium bond number 239CV516628, resides in Hertfordshire and won with an investment of £40,000 taken out in January 2015.

The second winner lives in Essex and scooped the top prize with premium bond number 293GZ540034 purchased for £5,000 in January 2017.

Many congratulations to them both.

Runner-up prizes galore

Happily, dozens of other premium bond holders have also won big in this month’s prize draw – celebrating wins from £100,000 to £1,000.

Six people from across the UK have been lucky enough to land a £100,000 prize – these include premium bond holders in Somerset, Cambridgeshire, Central Scotland, Lancashire, Essex and Humberside. The winning premium bond numbers are 378DQ592277, 129EJ363929, 287FD454940, 269AN854401, 152SZ958756 and 156PZ162944 respectively. Interestingly, all six winners had invested £5,000 or more from June 2007 to as recently as December 2019.

A dozen more winners will have their pandemic lockdown eased by news of their £50,000 windfall, while a further 25 people will be no less delighted by their £25,000 win. Of these, a single bond worth just £50 was the winning ticket, while another dated all the way back to 1983 – truly a slow burner! In addition, it’s not just UK residents who claimed a cool £25,000 – one of the winners lives in Australia!

Over 60 people were cheered by a £10,000 win, with one investing just £25 to land their prize. 121 winners are now £5,000 richer and a huge 2,017 people are waking up this morning to a £1,000 prize.

Are you a premium bond winner?

National Savings and Investments (NS&I) are currently sitting on £63 million of unclaimed premium bond prizes, meaning that thousands of potential winners could be much better off and not even know it. Holders of premium bonds can keep up to date with the status of their bonds online and even have cash prizes can be paid directly into their bank account. To take advantage of this, just visit nsandi.com/register to sign up now.

Alternatively, premium bond holders can check their numbers quickly and easily using NS&I’s free online Premium Bond Prize Checker, or they can download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Fed up with waiting for a win? Get a guaranteed return on your savings

Savers who prefer the certainty of a regular return rather than the chance of a win on the premium bonds can find the best deals currently available on our savings accountsfixed rate bond and  ISA comparison charts.

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