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Peter Sargent

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Published: 05/01/2022

Lancashire is the lucky county when it comes to premium bonds millionaires. ERNIE’s home county saw its second jackpot winner in consecutive months, as 2022 began with two premium bonds winners from Lancashire and Hertfordshire – the 14th overall from each county.

The first bond number drawn was 258VJ570205 and belongs to a winner in Hertfordshire. The jackpot winner holds £50,000 in premium bonds and purchased the winning bond in October 2015. 127VF630970 was the second bond number drawn and this winner comes from Lancashire. This winner holds £30,000 in premium bonds and purchased their winning bond in May 2007.

Other premium bonds winners

There is no guaranteed return on the money deposited into premium bonds. Instead, bond holders are automatically entered into a monthly draw in which they have a chance of winning a tax-free cash prize ranging from £1 million to £25. Not every winner will become a millionaire, but there are plenty of other prizewinners this month. Apart from the two jackpot winners, more than 3.3 million other prizes were paid out this month, worth between £25 and £100,000. In the January 2022 prize draw, a total of 3,352,872 prizes worth £96,395,075 will be paid out. There were 115,674,095,010 bond numbers eligible for the draw.

The number of bond numbers held by a saver depends on the amount of money they hold in premium bonds – the more money held the higher the chance of winning a prize. The maximum that can be held in a premium bond is £50,000 and often those holding the maximum, or close to it, appear to win the top prize, as we can see from this month.

Premium bonds holders can find out if they have won a prize in January’s prize draw, by using the nsandi.com prize checker, official prize checker app or their Alexa-enabled device from Wednesday 5 January. Customers will need their premium bonds holder’s number to use the website and their NS&I number or holder’s number to check via the prize checker app. At the same time, they can check for any unclaimed prizes owed to them.

Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said: “We would like to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year, with the start of 2022 being the perfect time to start a new savings habit. Customers can invest in premium bonds from just £25 and can even set up a standing order via their bank to help them save regularly and build up a savings pot.”

Customers can find out how to make a bank transfer into their premium bonds and set up a standing order here. Find out more about how to get prizes paid directly into a bank account or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds here.

Check out regular returns options

Savers who prefer regular returns rather than the small chance of a win on the premium bonds should check out our market comparison charts, showing all kinds of savings accounts, fixed rate bonds, ISAs and more.

 

 

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