nigel woollsey

Nigel Woollsey

Online Writer
Published: 01/05/2020

Winning big on your premium bonds is a dream that has now turned into reality for hundreds of lucky people, with two lucky winners scooping the top prize of £1 million each. Thousands more have won other prizes from a cool £100,000 down to a handy £25 for a treat once lockdown ends. So, will you be celebrating a premium bond win this month?

May brings two new premium bond millionaires

May’s first millionaire is a man from Inner London, holding the winning Bond number 344ZE146007 with the maximum premium bond holding of £50,000. The winning Bond was purchased in November 2018 and this makes the lucky man the fifth premium bonds millionaire from Inner London.

The second eligible Bond number drawn was 366AP817645 belonging to a lady from Gloucestershire. Her winning bond was purchased in August 2019 and it is part of a holding worth £34,000. The makes her the seventh £1 million premium bonds winner from Gloucestershire. Many congratulations to both!

Millions of reasons to still celebrate

In the May 2020 prize draw, a total of 3,578,134 prizes worth £102,274,950 will be paid out.
Six lucky people are now £100,000 better off, with the winning premium bond numbers being 60NQ035903, 228CC209930, 297BB972416, 27BR590581, 384BG068679 and 347BZ729680. These lucky six live across the UK, with addresses in Cornwall, Berkshire, South West Wales, Lincolnshire, Surrey and Cardiff respectively.

Other winners include 13 people who scoop a prize of £50,000, 25 bond-holders who have walked away with £25,000 each, as well as 62 lucky winners who each collect £10,000.

Of the remainder, over three-and-a-half million people will be celebrating a win, with prizes between £5,000 and £25.

Are you a winner but don’t know it?

NS&I estimates that there are over £63 million worth of unclaimed premium bond prizes waiting for lucky winners to step forward. It would be a cruel twist of fate to have won big and yet not even know that you have thousands in prize money gathering dust in a vault. That’s why it’s vital that you keep NS&I updated on any changes to your contact details – most importantly your current address.

You can avoid the chances of being an unclaimed millionaire by choosing to manage your premium bonds online – with the bonus that any prize money you win is automatically added to your account. To sign up, simply go to https://www.nsandi.com/online-registration.

For those who’d like to check the backlog of missing premium bond winners, you can download the official app from the App Store or Google Play or you can check your numbers online here: https://www.nsandi.com/prize-checker.

Prefer a guaranteed return on your savings?

While winning big on premium bonds is one way to grow your savings, there are other ways to put some money aside save that can offer you the best interest rates and a choice of access options.

Whatever you need, you’ll find the latest deals from across the marketplace on our savings accounts and ISA comparison charts.

Disclaimer

Information is correct as of the date of publication (shown at the top of this article). Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.

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