The £1 million Premium Bonds jackpot winners in September 2021 come from Shropshire and Bristol.

The first Bond number drawn winning the first £1 million jackpot prize, 116WA622775, belongs to a man from Shropshire. The winner holds £30,000 in Premium Bonds and bought the winning Bond just under 15 years ago in October 2006, making him the third Premium Bonds millionaire from Shropshire.

The second Bond number drawn was 084FM963618 and belongs to a woman from Bristol, making her the eleventh millionaire from the city. The second jackpot prize winner also holds £30,000 in Premium Bonds, and purchased the winning Bond in October 2003. This win means that only seven other Premium Bonds winners have held their winning Bond for longer than the woman from Bristol before winning the jackpot.

Ian Ackerley, NS&I Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted for our winners from Shropshire and Bristol. The length of time since the winning Bonds were purchased debunks a common myth that only the newest Premium Bonds win prizes.

“It goes to show that all Premium Bonds holders are in with a chance at winning the top prize, even if their Bonds were not purchased recently. The length of time that our two winners held their Bonds will make their wins all the more special and shows the lasting appeal of Premium Bonds.”

Checking Premium Bonds prizes and receive Premium Bonds prizes faster

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 September’s draw by using the prize checker, official prize checker app or their Alexa-enabled device from Thursday 2 September 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.

Customers can also 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. Almost 9 in 10 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 .

September 2021 prize draw breakdown
In the September 2021 prize draw, a total of 3,257,945 prizes worth £93,665,875 will be paid out. There were 112,399,039,992 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 535 million prizes with a total value of £22.1 billion.

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Notes to Editors

1. NS&I announced on 24 June 2021 that it would no longer be phasing out the use of Premium Bonds prize cheques.

2. 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

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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