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December Premium Bonds: have you scooped the Christmas jackpot?

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Written by: Paloma Kubiak
02/12/2019
Agent Million has knocked on doors in Stockport and Hampshire and Isle of Wight to surprise two lucky Premium Bonds holders with the £1m jackpot.

The first number randomly selected was 309GV354472 and belongs to a man in Stockport.

The winning number was bought in August 2017 and the owner currently has £36,000 invested.

A second man has also won the life-changing £1m. He lives in Hampshire & Isle of Wight and has the maximum £50,000 invested. The winning number 210SF254870 was bought in August 2013.

In the December 2019 draw, a total of 3,444,075 prizes worth £98,443,125 will be paid out. There were 84,379,826,041 eligible Bonds for the draw.

Unclaimed prizes

According to NS&I, there are more than 1.6 million unclaimed Bonds worth £64m.

Premium Bonds may go unclaimed for reasons including if NS&I doesn’t hold your current address details or if you had bonds bought as a child but have since forgotten about them.

Customers can make sure their details are up-to-date and choose to have any future prizes paid directly into their bank account, by registering to manage their Premium Bonds online at nsandi.com/register. This will help reduce the likelihood of prizes becoming unclaimed.

Gift Premium Bonds

Under recent rule changes, anyone aged 16 or over can buy Premium Bonds on behalf of children under the age of 16 meaning that aunts, uncles and family friends, as well as parents and grandparents, can now give children the gift of Premium Bonds.

Premium Bonds can be bought as gifts online at nsandi.com/gift or by post. The buyer will need to nominate one of the child’s parents or guardians to look after the Bonds until the child turns 16.

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