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September Premium Bonds: are you a big winner?

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01/09/2017
A Premium Bond holder in Northumberland and one in Nottingham are celebrating after each picking up the £1m jackpot in September’s Premium Bonds draw.

The Northumberland winner is the first person from the county to take the top prize since it was introduced in 1994.

Premium Bonds, which are offered by the government-backed Nation Savings & Investments, are the UK’s most popular savings product, with more than an incredible £68 billion held in bonds across the nation. Each bond is entered into a monthly draw, with two lucky bondholders bagging £1m each.

However, there are a host of other prizes too, ranging in size from £25 to £100,000. In total, more than 2.3 million prizes are handed out each month.

Are you a big winner?

The table below details the winning bonds for prizes above £25,000.

Prize value Winning Bond number Area Date of purchase
£1,000,000 48DQ389856 Northumberland July 2003
£1,000,000 33HH173110 Nottingham October 2000
£100,000 219YB336549 Lincolnshire April 2014
£100,000 144RN313074 Lancashire October 2008
£100,000 62MV526508 Hampshire and Isle of Wight January 2004
£50,000 274CT457170 Mid Scotland and Fife May 2016
£50,000 284SP460665 Somerset October 2016
£50,000 171PB236602 Wales August 2010
£50,000 49MY235883 Bromley December 2003
£50,000 272HQ296389 Barnet May 2016
£25,000 289EH315725 Inner London December 2016
£25,000 144TB125146 Essex October 2008
£25,000 196WA697332 Gloucestershire September 2012
£25,000 51HF994928 Surrey February 1997
£25,000 243KW403114 Gloucestershire March 2015
£25,000 241XP526714 West Scotland March 2015
£25,000 97QX464387 Inner London September 2005
£25,000 297NB277672 Derbyshire March 2017
£25,000 127QK228392 Croydon April 2007
£25,000 33MB964362 West Scotland August 1994
£25,000 177YM261793 Edinburgh February 2011


Never miss a prize

According to NS&I, there are currently around 1.4 million unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes, which are worth more than £56m.

You can enter your bond numbers on the NS&I website to check whether you are owed a prize, while you can also set up your account so that prizes are paid directly into your bank account.

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