September 2015 Premium Bonds prizes

For the September 2015 draw, ERNIE paid out over 2.1 million prizes of more than £63 million in value. There were 56,773,716,617 eligible Bond numbers in the draw. This brings the grand total of prizes since the first draw in June 1957, to 325 million and the value of those prizes to £16 billion.

The winner in South West Wales

  • A male living in South West Wales
  • Bond number: 181XE611069
  • Winning Bond bought in June 2011
  • Total holdings: £11,524

The winner from overseas

  • A female living Overseas
  • Bond number: 180AV204733
  • Winning Bond bought in April 2011
  • Total holdings: £26,425

Prize and value breakdown in September 2015

Value of prizes Number of prizes
£1,000,000 2
£100,000 5
£50,000 10
£25,000 19
£10,000 50
£5,000 99
£1,000 1,277
£500 3,831
£100 17,501
£50 17,501
£25 2,143,312
Total prize fund value
Total number of prizes

September’s prize fund rate and odds

The annual Premium Bonds prize fund rate is currently 1.35% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning a prize are 26,000 to 1.  The chances of all bonds winning are the same, regardless of when or where they were bought.


  • The Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment, or ERNIE, generates numbers completely at random for the prize draw and it is impossible for anyone to predict ERNIE’s numbers or to influence the results of the draw
  • The first ERNIE was invented by one of the original Bletchley Park code breakers
  • ERNIE is now in his fourth generation

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Keeping track of Premium Bonds

  • The NS&I Premium Bonds prize checker app is free to download, quick and easy to use and lets customers check if they’ve won a prize in the past six months
  • Customers can also check if they have won by using the Premium Bonds prize checker on



Unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes

  • In total there are over 1.1 million unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes worth more than £50 million
  • Premium Bonds holders can reduce the chances of their prizes becoming unclaimed by registering to have any prizes paid directly into their bank accounts (with notification by email):
  • There is no time limit for claiming prizes

Notes to Editors

  1. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax
  2. This month’s jackpot winners become ERNIE’S 321st and 322nd Premium Bonds millionaires.
  3. Unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes are defined as prizes over 18 months that have not been paid out (cashed). Addresses held for customers with unclaimed prizes might not be the current residential address of the customer
  4. Pictures of ERNIE (including the new ERNIE 4 machine), NS&I’s Agent Millions and people buying Premium Bonds are available in high-resolution jpeg format from the NS&I media team
  5. Customers can buy Premium Bonds over the phone by calling 0500 500 000. This is a free phone number but calls from mobiles and some landline providers may be chargeable. Telephone calls may be recorded
  6. Further information on NS&I (National Savings and Investments), including press releases and product information, is available on the website at