nigel woollsey

Nigel Woollsey

Online Writer
Published: 03/09/2019

Are you one of the lucky people to win big with this month’s premium bonds? Every month two lucky winners scoop a cool £1 million, with thousands being given away in additional prizes!

September’s £1 million Premium Bond winners

This month’s first lucky winner lives in Hertfordshire and managed to claim the top prize from a total investment of just over £41,000. The actual premium bond that netted them the cash is 319ML537267 purchased in January 2018.

The second £1 million Premium Bond winner resides in Surrey. Their winning bond number is 350AS143074 and was purchased this year in January – not a bad return from their £6,000 investment in this bond!

Other Premium Bond winners

Six lucky Premium Bond holders won £100,000 in this month’s draw. The winning bonds were 214ZL127336 living in Hampshire/Isle of Wight, 133KX141539 from Hereford and Worcester, 326WN903935 in Greater Manchester, 320JF800449 living in the West Midlands, 341TW382380 in Wales and, finally, 126ML202960 from Cambridgeshire. One of the £100,000 winners did so on a bond purchased for £2,950 in January 2018 – obviously a lucky month for someone! The oldest Premium Bond to win big in this category was purchased for £5,000 in April 2007 – still a great return for a modest initial investment.

11 Premium Bond holders won the £50,000 prize, with two of these both coming from Dorset. Meanwhile, 22 winners scoped a very handy £25,000 – one of which from Lincolnshire did so with a deposit of just £300 from May 2015.

55 winners walked away with £10,000 richer from Premium Bonds initially purchased for as little as £200 and £400. A whopping 113 people claimed the £5,000 prize while 1,924 premium Bond holders took home £1,000.

All in all, over 3,300,000 people won cash prizes of at least £25 in September alone. Which accounts for a lot of very happy savers!

Have you won but don’t know it?

If the chance of a £1 million jackpot piques your interest, then think about the £63 million worth of Premium Bonds prizes that are still unclaimed. As well as the three million-plus prizes being paid out this month, there are over 1.6 million prizes of all values waiting to be reunited with customers.

Unclaimed prizes can result from NS&I not being informed of changes to personal circumstances, such as changes to contact details or addresses. Therefore, it is important to keep details up to date. Customers can also reduce the likelihood of prizes becoming unclaimed by choosing to have any future prizes paid directly into their bank account. In order to do this, they need to register to manage their Premium Bonds and NS&I accounts online at nsandi.com/register.

If you’d like to check your Premium Bonds for unclaimed winners you can check using NS&I’s free online Premium Bonds Prize Checker or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

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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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