August’s Premium Bonds millionaires are from Devon and Wales

The Premium Bonds millionaires for August 2021 come from Devon and Wales.

404KX510146 was the first Bond number drawn and it belongs to a woman from Devon. The woman holds £1,001 in Premium Bonds, making her a Premium Bonds millionaire with one of the smallest ever holdings to win.

Of the 464 Premium Bonds millionaires, just 12 others have won the £1 million jackpot with a holding less than the woman from Devon. The woman purchased the winning Bond in July 2020, meaning that it has won the jackpot in the twelfth draw that it was eligible to do so.

The second Bond number drawn was 202ZQ082477 and belongs to a woman from Wales. The woman holds £10,051 in Premium Bonds and the winning Bond was an automatically reinvested prize from a previous Premium Bonds prize win in March 2013.

Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted for our two winners in Devon and Wales. The winner from Devon shows that, no matter how much you hold in Premium Bonds, you’re always in with a shot at winning the £1 million jackpot. Each and every £1 Bond has an equal opportunity, which is what the magic of Premium Bonds is all about.

“Our winner from Wales scooped the jackpot with a Bond that was reinvested from a prize win in March 2013. Winners can choose to either have any prizes they may win paid directly into their bank account or reinvested into more Premium Bonds.

"I’m sure that our winner from Wales will be banging the drum for having prizes automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds now that she’s a millionaire after choosing that option.”

Checking Premium Bonds prizes

Customers can check to see if they have won on the prize checker, official prize checker app or via their Alexa-enabled device from Tuesday 3 August 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 prize checker app.

Get Premium Bonds prizes faster

Almost 9 in 10 prizes are now paid either directly into customers’ bank accounts or reinvested into more Premium Bonds. Having Premium Bonds prizes paid directly into bank accounts or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds is quicker, easier and more secure than receiving them via cheque.

Customers can find out more about the benefits of getting their prizes paid directly or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds here.

August 2021 prize draw breakdown
In the August 2021 prize draw, a total of 3,231,548 prizes worth £92,906,925 will be paid out. There were 111,488,327,613 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 532 million prizes with a total value of £22 billion.

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 Notes to Editors

  1. NS&I announced on 24 June 2021 that it would no longer be phasing out the use of Premium Bonds prize cheques. NS&I originally announced the plans in September 2020, with them then being paused on 1 December 2020.
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  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.
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