September’s Premium Bonds jackpot winners come from Sefton and West Sussex.

The first winning Bond number drawn was 409PT785413 and belongs to a winner in Sefton. The jackpot winner holds £50,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased the winning Bond in August 2020.

The second winning Bond number drawn was 324MB318235 and the winner comes from West Sussex. The winner holds £50,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning Bond in February 2018.

Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said : “A massive congratulations to our September winners from Sefton and West Sussex.

“There were more than 119 billion Bonds eligible for this month's prize draw, with Premium Bonds getting more popular amongst the nation's savers with each passing month. Each Bond eligible in this month's draw had a chance to win not just the £1 million jackpot, but also one of the other more than 4.8 million prizes worth between £25 and £100,000.”

Start your September savings with Premium Bonds

Premium Bonds are one of the nation's most popular savings products. They are the perfect way to start a savings habit, with a 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 .


September 2022 prize draw breakdown
In the September 2022 prize draw, a total of 4,862,556 prizes worth £138,988,000 will be paid out. There were 119,132,583,818 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in July 1957, ERNIE has drawn 582 million prizes with a total value of £23.4 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 unclaimed prizes if they have opted to receive their prize by cheque.

In Sefton, there are 10,928 unclaimed prizes worth £359,625. The largest unclaimed prize is £1,000 and is from the September 1994 prize draw. The oldest unclaimed prize in Sefton is from March 1965 with a value of £25.

In West Sussex, there are 39,527 unclaimed prizes with a total value of £1,278,900. The largest unclaimed prize is £5,000 and is from the March 2007 prize draw. The oldest unclaimed prize is from April 1962 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 September’s prize draw, by using the prize checker, official prize checker app or their Alexa-enabled device from Friday 2 September 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 1.

2. The changes were effective from the June 2022 prize draw and more information can be found here .

3. NS&I announced interest rate increases across its fixed and variable products on 21 July 2022. Details of the changes can be seen here .

4. 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.

5. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.

6. 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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