Two lucky Premium Bond holders have enjoyed an excellent start to May - after they were informed they'd become millionaires. Two players have been contacted by Agent Million - the person National Savings and Investments sends to tell people they've won big - to inform them they'd won the top prize. The Mirror reports the first jackpot winner was from Kent, and won with Premium Bond number 210VY427248, which was bought in August 2013. The second winner, from York, bought their million-pound Premium Bond (number 152JH073647) back in February 2009. The total amount now paid out to Premium Bond holders is more than £19billion - all of it tax-free. But just because the big winners have been revealed, that doesn't mean there's nothing in it for you. Read More Your money National Savings and Investments, who runs Premium Bonds, revealed there are now £61 million worth of prizes unclaimed from Premium Bonds waiting for people to bank. "A huge number of customers are missing out on … [Read more...] about Two new millionaires created in May’s Premium Bond draw
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THOUSANDS of people could be missing out on Premium Bond prizes worth a combined £8.2million. That's because more than 180,000 Premium Bond prize cheques - known as "warrants" - sent in the post have never been delivered. In the past year alone, 2,431 prizes worth a combined £66,900 went undelivered, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by MoneySavingExpert.com. The consumer group says the issue is that some people have moved home and not updated their address. In other cases, there's a problem with the post itself, which means letters are sent back to NS&I, which administers Premium Bonds. NS&I says if post continues to be returned for a year it will block future cheques from being sent until an updated address is provided. It says claim forms will be sent in the meantime instead. And these figures are only about lost cheques. In total, there are 1,579,333 unclaimed Premium Bond prizes as of March 2019, worth more than £61.3million. Are you a … [Read more...] about 180,000 Premium Bond wins ‘lost in the post’- do you have a secret windfall?
£700k of Premium Bonds prizes unclaimed in Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk More than £700,000 of Premium Bonds prizes remain unclaimed in Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/700k-of-premium-bonds-prizes-unclaimed-in-northern-ireland-37873809.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/article37874566.ece/43f66/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-dfcc51a6-5836-489f-b5d8-53b7d62fa396_I1.jpg Email More than £700,000 of Premium Bonds prizes remain unclaimed in Northern Ireland. Some of the unclaimed prizes are more than half a century old, with the oldest winning bond number, worth £25, dating back to December 1962. In today's money that prize would be valued at £550. Several others worth the same amount have been lying unclaimed by local savers since the early 1960s. In total, more than 19,000 prizes are still due to savers in Northern Ireland, worth up to £1,000 each - the oldest of the £1,000 … [Read more...] about £700k of Premium Bonds prizes unclaimed in Northern Ireland
TWO lucky Premium Bonds holders will be waking up millionaires this morning after scooping the top prize in the February 2019 draw. Here’s everything we know so far. Who are the February 2019 Premium Bonds big winners? A man from Humberside was revealed as the first million-pound winner for this month. He scooped the windfall with the winning bonds number 196XA565201. The unnamed man apparently bought £30,000 in Premium Bonds as an investment back in September 2012. He is the third ever jackpot winner from the Humberside region. The second winner for February 2019 is a man from Devon. He bought his winning bond in July 2014 and won with bond number 227WY22783. The two men are the 403rd and 404th winners of the £1million jackpot. How many prizes were awarded overall this month? In February 2019 draw, around 3,223,731 prizes worth a staggering £92,144,925 were awarded. The individual prizes range from £25 to £100,000. NS&I’s retail director Jill … [Read more...] about February 2019 Premium Bonds winning numbers – find out if you won the £1million cash prize
A Humberside man has won £1million in this month's Premium Bonds draw - becoming only the third person from the region to hit the jackpot. The winner, who has not been named, bought £30,000 worth of bonds in September 2012 but one of his numbers 196XA565201 has paid off.He is only the third ever jackpot winner from the region. The previous winners of the top prize came back in December 2006 and September 2011.February's second Premium Bonds millionaire is a man from Devon. The pair become the 403rd and 404th winners of the £1 million jackpot prize.Jill Waters, Retail Director at NS&I, said: “February is the month known for St Valentines, and savers continue to show their love for Premium Bonds, resulting in a record pay out of prizes this month."Over three million prizes have been drawn by ERNIE who is responsible for spreading love all over the country, but his generosity will be most felt by the two lucky Premium Bonds holders in Humberside and Devon who … [Read more...] about The Premium Bonds millionaire