Have you won in September’s Premium Bonds draw?
The first bond number drawn winning the first £1m jackpot prize, 116WA622775, belongs to a man from Shropshire. He holds £30,000 in Premium Bonds and bought the winning bond just under 15 years ago in October 2006, making him the third Premium Bonds millionaire from Shropshire.
The second bond number drawn was 084FM963618 and belongs to a woman from Bristol, making her the 11th millionaire from the city. The second jackpot prize winner also holds £30,000 in Premium Bonds, and purchased the winning bond in October 2003.
This win means that only seven other Premium Bonds winners have held their winning bond for longer than the woman from Bristol before winning the jackpot.
Ian Ackerley, NS&I chief executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted for our winners from Shropshire and Bristol. The length of time since the winning bonds were purchased debunks a common myth that only the newest Premium Bonds win prizes.
“It goes to show that all Premium Bonds holders are in with a chance at winning the top prize, even if their bonds were not purchased recently. The length of time that our two winners held their bonds will make their wins all the more special and shows the lasting appeal of Premium Bonds.”
Checking Premium Bonds prizes
Customers can check to see if they have won on the nsandi.com prize checker, official prize checker app, or via their Alexa-enabled device from Thursday 2 September 2021.
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.
Aside from the two jackpot winners, there were more than 3.2 million other prizes paid out this month between £25 and £100,000.
Customers can choose to have their prizes paid directly to their bank account or have their wins reinvested into more Premium Bonds, eligible from the next draw.
September 2021 prize draw breakdown
In the September 2021 prize draw, a total of 3,257,945 prizes worth £93,665,875 will be paid out.
There were 112,399,039,992 bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 535 million prizes with a total value of £22.1bn.