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Have you won in the April Premium Bonds draw?

Emma Lunn
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Emma Lunn

April’s £1m Premium Bonds winners come from Cumbria and Lothian.

The first bond number drawn was 323PN679583 and belongs to a woman from Cumbria. The winning bond is part of a £50,000 holding and was purchased in February 2018. The win makes the woman the eighth Premium Bonds millionaire from Cumbria.

The second bond number drawn was 422PG980526 and it belongs to a woman from Lothian. The winning bond was purchased in November 2020 and is part of a £50,000 holding. The win means that the woman becomes the third Premium Bonds jackpot winner from Lothian.

The way Premium Bonds prizes are paid is changing

From spring 2021, NS&I will begin to phase out the use of Premium Bonds prize cheques. Instead, Premium Bonds customers can arrange to have any prizes they win paid directly into their bank account or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds up to the maximum limit of £50,000.

The withdrawal of prize cheques will not begin until the spring of 2021, so customers do not need to take action now and can do so at a later date. NS&I will announce a new date from which Premium Bonds prize cheques will start to be phased out in due course.

There are several ways that Premium Bonds customers can provide NS&I with their bank account details.

Those already registered for NS&I’s online and phone services can input their bank account details by logging into their account on NS&I’s website.

Customers who are not registered can use NS&I’s new prize options service. The new service consists of a secure three-stage process. Customers can visit to input their bank account details and should have their Premium Bonds holder’s number to hand, which they can find on their bond record.

Customers should enter their UK bank account details and can choose to have prizes paid directly into their bank account or reinvested into more Premium Bonds (up to the maximum £50,000).

Customers who opt to use this service will need either an email address or a mobile phone number so that NS&I can notify them of any prize win by either text message or email.

Checking Premium Bonds prizes

Customers can check to see if they have won on the prize checker, prize checker app, or via their Alexa-enabled device from 2 April 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 app.

In the April 2021 prize draw, a total of 3,068,376 prizes worth £88,215,800 will be paid out. There were 105,858,958,006 bond numbers eligible for the draw.