APRIL’S PREMIUM BONDS WINNERS ARE FROM CUMBRIA AND LOTHIAN

The Premium Bonds £1 million jackpot winners for April 2021 come from Cumbria and Lothian.

The first Bond number drawn was 323PN679583 and it belongs to a female from Cumbria. The winning Bond is part of a £50,000 holding and was purchased in February 2018. The win makes the woman the eighth Premium Bonds millionaire from Cumbria.

422PG980526 was the second Bond number drawn and it belongs to a female from Lothian. The winning Bond was purchased in November 2020 and is part of a £50,000 holding. The win means that the woman becomes the third Premium Bonds jackpot winner from Lothian.

The way Premium Bonds prizes are paid is changing

From spring 2021, NS&I will begin to phase out the use of Premium Bonds prize cheques. Instead, Premium Bonds customers can arrange to have any prizes they win paid directly into their bank account or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds up to the maximum limit of £50,000. The withdrawal of prize cheques will not begin until the spring of 2021, so customers do not need to take action now and can do so at a later date. NS&I will announce a new date from which Premium Bonds prize cheques will start to be phased out in due course.

There are several ways that Premium Bonds customers can provide NS&I with their bank account details:

1. Customers already registered for NS&I’s online and phone services can input their bank account details quickly, easily and securely by logging into their account on NS&I’s website. They should visit nsandi.com and use the secure log in. They should go to ’Your profile’ and select ‘Your prize options’ and choose to have prizes paid directly to their bank account or to have prizes automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds.

2. Customers who are not registered can use NS&I’s new prize options service. The new service consists of a secure three-stage process. Customers can visit www.nsandi.com/prize-options to input their bank account details and should have their Premium Bonds holder’s number to hand, which they can find on their Bond record. Customers should enter their UK bank account details and can choose to have prizes paid directly into their bank account or reinvested into more Premium Bonds (up to the maximum £50,000). Customers who opt to use this service will need either an email address or a UK mobile phone number so that NS&I can notify them of any prize win by either email or text message. If customers do not have access to an email address or UK mobile phone, they should call 08085 007 007 and our customer service team will be available to support.

3. Customers who are unable to provide their bank details online can phone our customer service team on 08085 007 007 to select their prize options.

Checking Premium Bonds prizes

Customers can check to see if they have won on the nsandi.com prize checker, official prize checker app or via their Alexa-enabled device from Friday 2 April 2021. Customers will need their Premium Bonds holder’s number to use the website and their NS&I number or holder’s number to check via the app.

April 2021 prize draw breakdown
In the April 2021 prize draw, a total of 3,068,376 prizes worth £88,215,800 will be paid out. There were 105,858,958,006 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 519 million prizes with a total value of £21.6 billion.

Value of prize

Number of prizes

£1,000,000

2

£100,000

5

£50,000

9

£25,000

20

£10,000

48

£5,000

96

£1,000

1,764

£500

5,292

£100

28,673

£50

28,673

£25

3,003,794

Total

£88,215,800

Total

3,068,376

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Notes to Editors

1. NS&I announced on 1 December 2020 that it would delay the phasing out of Premium Bonds prize cheques until spring 2021 to give customers more time to provide NS&I with their bank account details.

2. NS&I has spokespeople available for interview, including Agent Million, as well as a wealth of facts and figures (including regional) about Premium Bonds. If you require any further details, please contact the NS&I media team on the contact details below or tweet your question to @nsandi

3. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.

4. NS&I is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK, offering a range of savings and investments to 25 million customers. All products offer 100% capital security, because NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.

5. The annual Premium Bonds prize fund rate is currently 1.00% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning any prize are currently 34,500 to 1. The prize fund rate and the odds of winning are variable, so they can change from time to time.

6. Pictures of ERNIE 5, the previous ERNIEs and Premium Bonds, including the Premium Bonds app, are available in high-resolution jpeg format from the NS&I media team.

7. Further information on NS&I, including press releases and product information, is available on the website at nsandi.com. Follow us on Twitter: @nsandi or join the conversation on Facebook: NS&I.

NS&I media team

   

Sam Faulkner

020 7932 6801

sam.faulkner@nsandi.com

Jonty Alone

020 7932 6633

jonty.alone@nsandi.com

     

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