New millionaire from Leeds in July’ s jackpot draw


A man living in Leeds

Bond Number: 43PC675712

Winning Bond bought in October 2001

Total holdings £ 15,000

For the July 2013 draw ERNIE paid out over 1.9 million prizes, together amounting to over £57 million in value. There were 45,679,465,864 eligible Bond numbers in the draw.

Prize and value breakdown in July 2013

Value of prizes Number of prizes
£1,000,000 1
£100,000 5
£50,000 9
£25,000 20
£10,000 49
£5,000 97
£1,000 1,142
£500 3,426
£100 33,552
£50 33,552
£25 1,831,461
Total prize fund value Total number of prizes
£57,099,325 1,903,314

 

In Leeds there are 183,141 Premium Bonds holdings worth more than £276 million.

Unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes

Across the UK there are over 922,769 unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes worth more than £44 million. In Leeds in particular, over 6,700 prizes worth more than £323,000 still remain unclaimed.  There is a woman from the region who is still due to receive £1,000 after failing to claim her prize in a previous draw. She has just £5 invested in Premium Bonds and the prize was won in April 1998.

There are a number of other unclaimed prizes due to the residents of Leeds, the oldest of these outstanding prizes having been drawn in January 1961. Premium Bonds holders can reduce the chances of their prizes becoming unclaimed by managing their Premium Bonds online or opting to have any prizes paid directly into their bank accounts by BACS, with notification by email. To sign up holders should visit: http://www.nsandi.com/register-our-online-service .

Some of the top unclaimed prizes in the Leeds region:

Winning Bond Number Winner Month and Year of Draw Current Holding Balance Prize Value
3DL825268 Female April 1998 £5 £1,000
4AP873212 Male April 1999 £1 £1,000
64SW956113 Male February 2005 £22,570 £1,000
3SN948451 Male February 2006 £1,055 £1,000
10PZ569167 Female July 2009 £175 £1,000

 

Some of the oldest unclaimed prizes in the Leeds region:

Winning Bond Number Winner Month and Year of Draw Current Holding Balance Prize Value
AB406729 Male January 1961 £2 £25
WS437428 Female April 1964 £500 £25
WS437444 Female April 1964 £500 £25
1AB646776 Female December 1964 £1 £25
4AB951504 Female April 1965 £1 £25

 

There is no time limit for claiming prizes. Premium Bonds investors can check to see if they have won by visiting nsandi.com and using the Premium Bonds prize checker on the homepage.

July’s prize fund rate and odds

The Premium Bonds prize fund rate is 1.5% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning a prize are 24,000 to 1.

Premium Bond facts

  • Since the first Premium Bonds prize draw in 1957, more than 275 million tax–free prizes worth approximately £14.6 billion have been paid out.
  • Premium Bonds are an investment where, instead of interest payments, investors have the chance to win tax-free prizes. They were officially launched by Harold Macmillan, Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his 1956 Budget.
  • Savers can invest in Premium Bonds directly from NS&I by post, phone (see note 5), online at nsandi.com or standing order, or by cheque and debit card at the Post Office.
  • Premium Bonds offer investors 100% capital security, backed by HM Treasury, as well as the sense of fun that comes from potentially winning tax-free prizes.
  • As at June 2013, customers have over 22 million holdings in Premium Bonds totalling more than £45 billion. Prizes range from £25 to £1 million.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

  1. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  2. The jackpot winner becomes ERNIE’S 282nd Premium Bond millionaire.
  3. Unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes are defined as prizes over 18 months that have not been paid out (cashed). Addresses held for customers with unclaimed prizes might not be the current residential address of the customer.
  4. Pictures of ERNIE (including the new ERNIE 4 machine), Agent Million and people buying Premium Bonds are available in high-resolution jpeg format from the NS&I media team.
  5. Customers can buy Premium Bonds over the phone by calling 0500 500 000. This is a free phone number but calls from mobiles and some landline providers may be chargeable. Telephone calls may be recorded.
  6. Further information on NS&I (National Savings and Investments), including press releases and product information, is available on the website at nsandi.com. Follow us on Twitter: @NSIpressoffice.
  7. NS&I’s YouTube channel, including interviews with Agent Million, can be found at youtube.com/nsandi.
  8. NS&I has a number of spokespeople available for interviews and our experienced media team is available via our ISDN line: 020 7828 5288.

Media team:

Chris Dowsett

020 7932 6644

chris.dowsett@nsandi.com

Gill Stephens

020 7932 6789

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020 7932 6633

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020 7932 6611

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020 7932 6727

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ISDN for interviews: 020 7828 5288

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