New millionaire from West Sussex in August’s jackpot draw

  • A man living in West Sussex
  • Bond Number: 192AZ143791
  • Winning Bond bought in April 2012
  • Total holdings £21,600

For the August 2013 draw ERNIE paid out over 1.7 million prizes, together amounting to over £49 million in value. There were 45,922,007,994 eligible Bond numbers in the draw.

Prize and value breakdown in August 2013

Value of prizes Number of prizes
£1,000,000 1
£100,000 3
£50,000 6
£25,000 12
£10,000 29
£5,000 59
£1,000 796
£500 2,388
£100
£50
£25
12,004
12,004
1,738,930
Total prize fund value£49,748,850 Total number of prizes1,766,232

In West Sussex there are over 360,000 Premium Bonds holdings worth more than £1 billion.

Unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes

Across the UK there are 930,000 unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes worth more than £44 million. In West Sussex in particular, over 12,000 prizes worth more than £624,000 still remain unclaimed. There is a man from the region who is still due to receive £25,000 after failing to claim his prize in a previous draw. He has £23,450 invested in Premium Bonds and the prize was won in April 2008.

There are a number of other unclaimed prizes due to the residents of West Sussex, the oldest of these outstanding prizes having been drawn in April 1962. 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 www.nsandi.com/register.

Some of the top unclaimed prizes in the West Sussex region

Winning Bond number Winner Month and year of draw Current holding balance Prize value
106CV183276 Male April 2008 £23,450 £25,000
79RK680678 Male July 2010 £30,000 £10,000
2VW083452 Male March 2007 £100 £5,000
BK969665 Male November 1982 £2 £1,000
5DW438181 Male March 1986 £2 £1,000

 

Some of the oldest unclaimed prizes in the West Sussex region

 

Winning Bond number Winner Month and year of draw Current holding balance Prize value
AF191368 Male April 1962 £2 £25
1ES549121 Female November 1965 £5 £50
CB814642 Female May 1969 £3 £25
1AL041523 Male June 1969 £35 £25
3AT133078 Female June 1969 £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.

August’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 277 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.

21.5 million customers hold more than £45 billion in Premium Bonds. 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 283 rd 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

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