- February’s jackpot millionaires are from Dorset and Wandsworth
- Start a savings habit by investing as little as £25 in Premium Bonds
- Over 5.8 million prizes drawn this month
This month's £1 million Premium Bonds jackpot winners come from Dorset and Wandsworth, with Agent Million paying special visits to both winners to deliver the life changing news. In February there were more than 5.8 million prizes worth more than £475 million available.
The first Bond number drawn was 137BG686951 and is held by a winner based in Dorset. The winner has a holding of £28,051 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning Bond in March 2008. They become the twelfth jackpot winner from Dorset.
The second Bond number that ERNIE drew was 456RD476057 and the Bond holder lives in Wandsworth. The winner holds £10,400 in Premium Bonds and purchased the winning Bond in May 2021. They are the third Premium Bonds jackpot millionaire from Wandsworth.
Andrew Westhead, NS&I Retail Director, said:
"Congratulations to our two £1 million jackpot winners from Dorset and Wandsworth – I hope they enjoy planning what to do with their new-found wealth. Premium Bonds are one of the nation’s favourite savings products, and a great way to start a savings habit with as little as £25. As well as the exciting prospect of winning the £1 million jackpot, there are also millions of other prizes up for grabs each month worth between £25 and £100,000, with a total prize pot this month of over £475 million.”
Kickstart your Premium Bonds savings journey with £25
Investing in Premium Bonds starts at just £25, making them a popular choice for starting a savings habit. Bond holders can top up regularly by easily adding funds online or via bank transfer, or reinvest winnings into more Premium Bonds, giving them more chances of winning each month.
Customers can find out how to use Pay by bank account, make a bank transfer or set up a standing order into their Premium Bonds account here.
Premium Bonds holders can check if they've won a prize in February’s draw from Friday 2 February 2024 on the NS&I website, the prize checker app, or by asking Alexa. 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.
February 2024 prize draw breakdown
A total of 5,844,664 prizes worth £475,609,325 will be paid out in the February 2024 prize draw. There were 122,737,891,567 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn over 672 million prizes with a total value of £29.6 billion.
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Winners of Premium Bonds prizes are notified when they win, but sometimes customers relocate or update their contact information without informing NS&I. This can result in unclaimed prizes, particularly if they've chosen to receive their prizes by cheque.
In Dorset, there are 28,351 prizes worth £942,100 that are yet to be claimed. The oldest unclaimed prize is worth £25 and is from the February 1964 draw. The largest unclaimed prize in Dorset is worth £10,000 and was from the November 2019 draw.
In Wandsworth, there are 20,702 unclaimed prizes worth £699,150. The oldest unclaimed prize is worth £25 and is from the November 1963 draw. The largest unclaimed prize in Wandsworth is also worth £10,000 and is from the June 2022 draw.
The quickest way for customers to receive their prizes is to have them paid automatically into their bank or reinvested into more Premium Bonds. Over 90% of prizes are now paid this way as it’s faster and more secure than waiting for a cheque. Customers can find out how to change here. Customers who think they may have an unclaimed Premium Bonds prize can easily check by using NS&I’s online prize checker or the prize checker app.
Notes to Editors
- NS&I is reducing the prize fund rate for Premium Bonds from 4.65% to 4.40% from the March 2024 draw. The odds of any £1 Bond number winning a prize will remain the same at 21,000 to 1. Details of all the changes are
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- All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
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