New millionaire from Leicestershire in December’s jackpot draw

December’s Premium Bond millionaire

  • A female living in Leicestershire
  • Bond Number: 194NG757751
  • Winning Bond bought in June 2012
  • Total holdings £22,500

For the December 2013 draw ERNIE paid out over 1.7 million prizes, together amounting to over £50 million in value. There were 46,776,231,900 eligible Bond numbers in the draw.
Prize and value breakdown in December 2013


Value of prizes

Number of prizes
£1,000,000
1
£100,000
3
£50,000
6
£25,000
13
£10,000
30
£5,000
62
£1,000
810
£500
2,430
£100
12,210
£50
12,210
£25
1,771,310


Total prize fund value
£50,674,250


Total number of prizes

1,799,085

In Leicestershire there are over 300,000 Premium Bonds holdings worth more than £630 million.

Unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes

Across the UK there are over 960,000 unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes worth more than £45 million. In Leicestershire in particular, over 9,000 prizes worth more than £440,000 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 October 1994.

There are a number of other unclaimed prizes due to the residents of Leicestershire, the oldest of these outstanding prizes having been drawn in August 1964. 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

The NS&I Premium Bonds prize checker app is a quick and easy way to check whether you have won a Premium Bonds prize. This is the official prize checker app from NS&I, and it’s free to download. It lets you check whether you’ve won a prize in this month’s draw, or in the previous six months. You can also check if you have any unclaimed prizes waiting for you. For more details, visit:

http://www.nsandi.com/mobile

Some of the highest unclaimed prizes in Leicestershire


Winning Bond number

Winner

Month and year of draw

Current holding balance

Prize value
2FW749754 Female Oct-94 £5 £1,000
4LT963276 Male Oct-96 £25 £1,000
23VP815830 Male Jan-98 £378 £1,000
3CB339165 Male Jan-98 £23 £1,000
6LW824216 Male Mar-07 £25 £1,000

Some of the oldest unclaimed prizes in Leicestershire


Winning Bond number

Winner

Month and year of draw

Current holding balance

Prize value
3TT527824 Male Aug-64 £150 £25
2AW714467 Male May-66 £1 £25
3AB962294 Female Apr-67 £1 £25
2AT591681 Female Dec-67 £1 £25
1EP076904 Male Feb-68 £5 £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.

December’s prize fund rate and odds

The annual Premium Bonds prize fund rate is 1.30% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning a prize are 26,000 to 1.

Premium Bond facts

  • Since the first Premium Bonds prize draw in 1957, more than 280 million tax–free prizes worth approximately £14.8 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, and first went on sale 57 years ago
  • 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. Prizes range from £25 to £1 million

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 287 th 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

Out of hours: all numbers above diverted to mobile phones.