New millionaire from Tyne and Wear in November’s jackpot draw

  • A female living in Tyne and Wear
  • Bond Number: 110NM465374
  • Winning Bond bought in May 2006
  • Total holdings £15,006

For the November 2013 draw ERNIE paid out over 1.7 million prizes, together amounting to over £50 million in value. There were 46,509,225,893 eligible Bond numbers in the draw.

Prize and value breakdown in November 2013


Value of prizes

 


Number of prizes
£1,000,000
1
£100,000
3
£50,000
6
£25,000
12
£10,000
32
£5,000
60
£1,000
805
£500
2,415
£100
12,154
£50
12,154
£25
1,761,176

Total prize fund value

£50,385,000


Total number of prizes

1,788,818

In Tyne and Wear there are over 300,000 Premium Bonds holdings worth more than £460 million.

Unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes

Across the UK there are over 950,000 unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes worth more than £45 million. In Tyne and Wear in particular, over 9,000 prizes worth more than £440,000 still remain unclaimed. There is a man from the region who is still due to receive £10,000 after failing to claim his prize in a previous draw. He has just £320 invested in Premium Bonds and the prize was won in July 2004.

There are a number of other unclaimed prizes due to the residents of Tyne and Wear, the oldest of these outstanding prizes having been drawn in May 1966. 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 Tyne and Wear


Winning Bond number

Winner

Month and year of draw

Current holding balance

Prize value
10EK170096 Male July 2004 £320 £10,000
6FK996772 Female December 1988 £10 £1,000
AB191419 Female September 1995 £6 £1,000
AS737556 Male October 1996 £1 £1,000
1PN919440 Male September 2002 £75 £1,000


Some of the oldest unclaimed prizes in Tyne and Wear


Winning Bond number

Winner

Month and year of draw

Current holding balance

Prize value
BN999821 Female May 1966 £2 £25
BF807607 Female April 1968 £7 £25
ET484029 Male April 1968 £5 £25
1BL978725 Male October 1968 £2 £25
1AL918928 Female November 1970 £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.

November’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 today.

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 286 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

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