August’s Premium Bonds millionaires come from Dorset and Buckinghamshire

Agent Million was out in the weekend sunshine, travelling to Dorset and Buckinghamshire to let two Premium Bonds holders know that they had won the jackpot prize of £1 million.

The first winning Bond number drawn was 469BR534389. It belongs to a winner in Dorset. The jackpot winner holds £45,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased the winning Bond in August 2021. They become the eleventh Premium Bonds £1 million jackpot winner from Dorset.

The second winning Bond number drawn was 155HJ070561 and the winner comes from Buckinghamshire. The winner holds £22,875 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning Bond in April 2009. The win makes them the sixth Premium Bonds millionaire from Buckinghamshire.

Let the sun shine on your savings this summer
Premium Bonds are one of the nation's most popular savings products and are the perfect way to start a savings habit, with the minimum investment starting at £25.

Premium Bonds customers can add to their Premium Bonds holding quickly and securely, both for themselves or their child, via bank transfer. By topping up regularly each month, customers are giving themselves further chances to win in the monthly Premium Bonds prize draws. Customers can find out how to make a bank transfer and set up a standing order into their Premium Bonds here.

Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said: “Congratulations to both our winners from Dorset and Buckinghamshire – it’s not too late for them to book the summer holiday of lifetime with their new found windfall.

“One of this month’s winners waited 12 months to win the jackpot prize, whilst the other waited more than 13 years. I’m sure that both of them were equally thrilled with the news and undoubtedly felt the unbeatable magic of Premium Bonds.”


August 2022 prize draw breakdown
In the August 2022 prize draw, a total of 4,851,791 prizes worth £138,680,375 will be paid out. There were 118,868,883,242 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in July 1957, ERNIE has drawn 577 million prizes with a total value of £23.2 billion.

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Unclaimed prizes
Premium Bonds prize winners are notified when they win a prize, but sometimes people move or change their contact details without letting NS&I know - this can lead to the prize being unclaimed if they have opted to receive their prize via cheque.

In Dorset, there are 27,649 unclaimed prizes worth £927,825. The largest unclaimed prize is £10,000 and is from the November 2019 prize draw. The oldest unclaimed prize in Dorset is from February 1964 with a value of £25.

In Buckinghamshire, there are 31,531 unclaimed prizes with a total value of £1,083,425. The largest unclaimed prize is worth £25,000 and is from the September 2020 prize draw. The oldest unclaimed prize is from October 1961 and is worth £25.

The best way to ensure that prizes do not go unclaimed is for customers to have them paid directly into their bank account or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds. Getting prizes paid directly is also quicker and more secure, with more than nine in ten prizes now paid this way. Customers can find out how to do this here.

Customers that think they may have an unclaimed Premium Bonds prize can check by using NS&I’s online prize checker or the prize checker app.


Checking prizes
Premium Bonds holders can check to see if they have won a prize in August’s prize draw, by using the prize checker, official prize checker app or their Alexa-enabled device from Tuesday 2 August 2022. 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. At the same time, they can check for any unclaimed prizes owed to them.


Notes to Editors

  1. NS&I announced on 24 May 2022 that the Premium Bonds prize fund rate would increase from 1.00% to 1.40%, with the odds changing from 34,500 to 1 to 24,500 to. The changes were effective from the June 2022 prize draw and more information can be found here.
  2. NS&I announced interest rate increases across its fixed and variable products on 21 July 2022. Details of the changes can be seen here.
  3. NS&I has spokespeople available for interview, including Agent Million, as well as a wealth of national and regional facts and figures 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.
  4. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  5. 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 as NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.

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