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Premium Bonds: Have you scooped June’s £1m jackpot?

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01/06/2020
A woman from Nottingham and a man from Stoke-on-Trent have become the latest winners of the life-changing £1m Premium Bonds jackpot.

The lucky woman from Nottingham invested the maximum £50,000 and bought her winning bond number in January 2017. She scooped the £1m prize with bond number 292ME808065.

She becomes the eighth £1m jackpot winner from Nottingham.

The second new millionaire is a man from Stoke-on-Trent who had £27,500 invested in Premium Bonds. He only bought the winning bond number – 384CP325978 – in February 2020.

He is only the second big winner from Stoke-on-Trent.

There were 3.6 million prizes up for grabs in the June draw, worth £104m.

There were 89.2 billion eligible bonds for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, 484 million prizes have been drawn with a total value of £20.7bn.

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 2 June). 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.

During the coronavirus situation, NS&I is urging customers not to call to check if they have won as it’s dealing with customers who don’t have online access or have an urgent matter to discuss.

Jill Waters, NS&I’s retail director, said: “We are currently asking new and existing customers to do everything they can with NS&I online. Customers who invest with NS&I online will be automatically registered so that they can manage their savings online or by phone. This will allow them to check their balances, pay money in or take it out, choose to have any Premium Bonds prizes paid directly into their bank account and also to transfer money between their NS&I accounts.

“For any customer wishing to invest into an existing NS&I account, the quickest way to do this is to make a transfer from their bank account or to set up a standing order. Customers can invest into all of our on sale products using this method.”

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