September Premium Bonds: are you a big winner?
03/09/18: This is the previous year’s article. To see September 2018’s Premium Bond winner details, see YourMoney.com’s Lady luck as September’s £1m Premium Bond winners revealed.
The Northumberland winner is the first person from the county to take the top prize since it was introduced in 1994.
Premium Bonds, which are offered by the government-backed Nation Savings & Investments, are the UK’s most popular savings product, with more than an incredible £68 billion held in bonds across the nation. Each bond is entered into a monthly draw, with two lucky bondholders bagging £1m each.
However, there are a host of other prizes too, ranging in size from £25 to £100,000. In total, more than 2.3 million prizes are handed out each month.
Are you a big winner?
The table below details the winning bonds for prizes above £25,000.
|Prize value||Winning Bond number||Area||Date of purchase|
|£100,000||62MV526508||Hampshire and Isle of Wight||January 2004|
|£50,000||274CT457170||Mid Scotland and Fife||May 2016|
|£25,000||289EH315725||Inner London||December 2016|
|£25,000||241XP526714||West Scotland||March 2015|
|£25,000||97QX464387||Inner London||September 2005|
|£25,000||33MB964362||West Scotland||August 1994|
Never miss a prize
According to NS&I, there are currently around 1.4 million unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes, which are worth more than £56m.
You can enter your bond numbers on the NS&I website to check whether you are owed a prize, while you can also set up your account so that prizes are paid directly into your bank account.