Today is a momentous day for Premium Bonds as it marks 65 years to the day that the product first went on sale. On the 65th anniversary, ERNIE, the random number generator, has selected two millionaires, both from Bristol.

The first number drawn by ERNIE was 332GB855665, belonging to the winner who holds a total of £38,000 in Premium Bonds. The winning Bond was purchased in June 2018.

209DZ100774 was the second Bond number drawn. The winning Bond was purchased in July 2013 and the winner holds a total of £25,004 in Premium Bonds.

The two winners become the twelfth and thirteenth winners from the Bristol area.

Bristol leading the charge in 2021

November’s millionaires are the third and fourth jackpot winners from the Bristol area this year, which is more than any other area so far in 2021.

There are more than 277,000 Premium Bonds holders in Bristol who hold more than £1.2 billion in the product between them. Meanwhile, there are also more than 23,000 unclaimed prizes worth more than £800,000 in Bristol.

Customers can choose to have their prizes paid directly to their bank account or have their wins reinvested into more Premium Bonds, eligible from the very next draw. This will reduce the chance of Premium Bonds going unclaimed. Almost nine in ten prizes are now paid in this way, and this 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 into their bank accounts or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds here.

Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said: “2021 has been a lucky year for Premium Bonds holders in Bristol, with the fourth jackpot win recorded in the area so far this year. With one draw left in 2021, I’m sure that the millions of other Premium Bonds holders will be crossing their fingers that they’ll be next in line for a windfall from ERNIE – and make it a Christmas to remember.

“It’s also a big month for Premium Bonds as today marks 65 years since they went on sale. With 114,006,329,133 Bonds eligible for this month’s draw, they are bigger than ever and with more than 3.2 million prizes this month, there’s millions of opportunities for people up and down the country to be surprised and delighted by Premium Bonds wins. There’s no better way to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Premium Bonds than by changing two peoples’ lives by making them millionaires – and we hope to make many more through one of the nation’s favourite savings product in the coming years.”

Different ways to check to find out if you have won Premium Bonds prizes

Aside from the two jackpot winners, there were over 3.2 million other prizes paid out this month between £25 and £100,000.

Customers can check to see if they have won a prize in November’s draw or have any unclaimed prizes by using the prize checker, official prize checker app or their Alexa-enabled device from Tuesday 2 November 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.

November 2021 prize draw breakdown
In the November 2021 prize draw, a total of 3,304,532 prizes worth £95,005,275 will be paid out. There were 114,006,329,133 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 542 million prizes with a total value of £22.3 billion.

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Notes to Editors

  1. NS&I has a wealth of facts and figures available for use. These can be provided to be Bristol specific. Please contact the media team if you require any further information.  
  2. 1st November 2021 marks 65 years since Premium Bonds went on sale. NS&I has issued a further press release with a host of facts and figures around Premium Bonds. This can be found here.
  3. 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
  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, because NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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