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Have you won in the November Premium Bonds draw?

Written by: Emma Lunn
Two people in Bristol have become millionaires as Premium Bonds turn 65.

The first bond number drawn winning the first £1m jackpot prize, 332GB855665, belongs to a person in Bristol. He or she holds £38,000 in Premium Bonds and bought the winning bond in June 2018.

The second bond number drawn was 209DZ100774 and also belongs to someone from Bristol. The second jackpot prize winner holds £25,004 in Premium Bonds, and purchased the winning bond in July 2013.

The two winners become the twelfth and thirteenth winners from the Bristol area and the third and fourth jackpot winners from the Bristol area this year, which is more than any other area so far in 2021.

There are more than 277,000 Premium Bonds holders in Bristol who hold more than £1.2bn in the product between them. Meanwhile, there are also more than 23,000 unclaimed prizes worth more than £800,000 in Bristol.

Checking Premium Bond prizes

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 check to see if they have won on the prize checker, official prize checker app, or via their Alexa-enabled device from Tuesday 2 November 2021.

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. This will reduce the chance of Premium Bonds going unclaimed. NS&I says almost nine in 10 prizes are now paid in this way, and this is quicker, easier and more secure than receiving them via cheque.

Jill Waters, NS&I retail director, said: “2021 has been a lucky year for Premium Bonds holders in Bristol, with the fourth jackpot win recorded in the area so far this year. With one draw left in 2021, I’m sure that the millions of other Premium Bonds holders will be crossing their fingers that they’ll be next in line for a windfall from ERNIE – and make it a Christmas to remember.

“It’s also a big month for Premium Bonds as today marks 65 years since they went on sale. With 114,006,329,133 bonds eligible for this month’s draw, they are bigger than ever and with more than 3.2 million prizes this month, there’s millions of opportunities for people up and down the country to be surprised and delighted by Premium Bonds wins. There’s no better way to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Premium Bonds than by changing two peoples’ lives by making them millionaires – and we hope to make many more through one of the nation’s favourite savings product in the coming years.”

November 2021 prize draw breakdown

In the November 2021 prize draw, a total of 3,304,532 prizes worth £95,005,275 will be paid out. There were 114,006,329,133 bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 542 million prizes with a total value of £22.3 billion.

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