Agent Million visits London and Dorset this October

Information for the October 2018 Premium Bonds millionaires winners

Summer travels may be over, however NS&I’s Agents Million continue their tours, spreading news of £1 million jackpot wins to two lucky Premium Bond holders in London and Dorset.

October’s first jackpot winner, a man from Inner London, becomes the 51st jackpot winner in the whole of London. His winning Bond was purchased in February 2016 when he purchased the maximum investment of £50,000 (Bond number: 267FW537456).

Information about the London-based October 2018 Premium Bonds millionaire

Another man, this time from Dorset, has also hit the jackpot, winning the £1 million from a £25 prize that was won in October 2010’s draw and reinvested into his total Premium Bonds holding (Bond number: 173HT264915). He has £19,725 invested and becomes the ninth jackpot winner in the county since the jackpot was introduced in 1994. Agent Million last visited the region in April 2018.

The pair become the 395th and 396th winners of the £1 million jackpot prize.

Jill Waters, Retail Director at NS&I, said:

“Re-investing Premium Bond prizes can be a great way of saving and it has paid off this month for Dorset’s jackpot winner, scooping the £1 million jackpot from a £25 reinvested prize. While the London winners’ savings habit has proved particularly fruitful, winning the top prize just over two and a half years after investing.”

Customers can opt to have their prizes paid directly into their bank account, or to have their prizes automatically reinvested into their Premium Bonds account, as long as the total holding is below the maximum threshold of £50,000. More information about these options is available on nsandi.com.

Do you have an unclaimed prize?

There are over 1.5 million unclaimed prizes worth just over £60 million.

In Inner London, there are over 119,000 unclaimed prizes worth nearly £4.8 million. These prizes date back to June 1960, with a prize of £100. The highest unclaimed prize in the region is £50,000, having been won in May 2016. The customer has £9,175 invested in Premium Bonds and the winning Bond number is 33XT435809. There is also one £25,000 prize and four prizes of £10,000 waiting to be claimed.

In Dorset, there are over 18,000 unclaimed prizes worth £672,000. These prizes date back to February 1964 with a prize of £25. There are also 17 prizes worth £1,000 each in the region, with seven of these being won by customers with less than £10 invested in Premium Bonds.

October 2018 prize draw breakdown

Value of prize

Number of prizes

£1,00,000

2

£100,000

5

£50,000

10

£25,000

20

£10,000

49

£5,000

99

£1,000

1,795

£500

5,385

£100

24,622

£50

24,622

£25

3,083,096

Total prize fund value

£89,743,200

Total number of prizes

3,139,705

In the October 2018 draw, a total of 3,139,705 prizes worth £89,743,200will be paid out. There were 76,922,736,910 eligible Bonds for the draw.

Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 416 million winning prizes, to the value of around £18.7 billion.

Customers can find out if they have been successful in this month’s draw by downloading the prize checker app for free from the App Store or Google Play, or visit the prize checker at nsandi.com. The results will be published in full on Tuesday 2 October.

View the Premium Bonds prize checker online


Notes to Editors

  1. NS&I has spokespeople available for interview and 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
  2. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  3. 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.
  4. The annual Premium Bonds prize fund rate is currently 1.40% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning any prize are 24,500 to 1.
  5. Pictures of Premium Bonds, including the Premium Bonds app and ERNIE are available in high-resolution jpeg format from the NS&I media team.
  6. Customers can buy Premium Bonds online at nsandi.com and over the phone by calling 08085 007 007. This is a freephone number and calls to it from the UK are free from both landlines and mobiles. Calls may be recorded. Customers can also buy by post. Existing customers can also buy by bank transfer and standing order and each investment must be at least £50 for bank transfers and standing orders.
  7. When reporting total unclaimed assets held by NS&I (including accounts, Certificates, Bonds, unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes and other products), NS&I defines unclaimed holdings as those with no customer contact for a period of 15 years or more.
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