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Are you an August £1m Premium Bonds winner?

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03/08/2020
A woman from Cumbria and a man from outer London have become the latest winners of the life-changing £1m Premium Bonds jackpot.

The lucky woman from Cumbria bought the winning bond in November 2010 and had £5,900 invested. She scooped the £1m prize with bond number 174SW095381.

She becomes the seventh £1m jackpot winner from the area.

August’s second millionaire is a man from outer London. The winning Bond number 332BQ973008 was bought in June 2018 and he holds £20,300 in Premium Bonds. This is the first Premium Bonds millionaire from outer London since August 2018 and the eighth in total.

There were 3.78 million prizes up for grabs in the August draw, worth £108m.

There were 92.6 billion eligible bonds for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, 491 million prizes have been drawn with a total value of £20.9bn.

How to check if you’re a Premium Bonds winner

Premium Bonds holders will be able to check if they’ve won an amount between £25 and £100,000 via the nsandi.com prize checker and prize checker app from tomorrow (Tuesday 4 August 2020) You’ll need your Premium Bonds holder’s number.

If you’ve previously chosen to have prizes paid into your bank account, or have prizes reinvested, you will receive an email or text message to inform you if you’ve won. You can then visit the online prize checker at nsandi.com or view the NS&I prize checker app to see the value of your prize.

If you receive warrants (like a cheque), you’ll receive notification of any wins through the post.

NS&I Premium Bonds prize warrants are valid for three months, however the warrants may still be accepted at a later date by the bank – up to six months. However, if the bank won’t accept the warrant, NS&I can send a new warrant.

Jill Waters, NS&I’s retail director, said: “We appreciate that times are hard for people at the moment and we want to make things easier for our lucky Premium Bonds winners by having their prizes paid straight into their bank account. This is quickest, easiest and most secure way to receive Premium Bonds prizes. In July’s prize draw, almost three quarters of prize winners (72%) either had their prizes paid in this way, or reinvested into the next draw – increasing their chances of winning.

“Each £1 Bond has an equal chance of winning and the magic of Premium Bonds is that regular savings habits can lead to winning a life-changing sum of money. The minimum investment is now £25 which means that it is easier to save in Premium Bonds than ever before. The enduring appeal is the chance to be surprised and delighted by any of the three million plus tax-free prizes, including the two £1million jackpots.”

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