The August Premium Bond prizes were drawn on August 2 and saw £138,680,375 value of prizes given out. Two Premium Bonds holders from Dorset and Buckinghamshire won the £1million jackpot prize. The primary winning bond was 469BR534389 and was bought in August 2021 by someone from Dorset, who held £45,000 in Premium Bonds. They were the eleventh winner from the county.
August’s second top prize winner got here from Buckinghamshire and held £22,875 in Bonds.
Their winning Bond carries the number 155HJ070561, and was purchased in April 2009.
August also saw 10 winners receive a prize of £100,000, 19 of £50,000, 40 of £25,000, 100 value £10,000 and 197 valued at £5,000.
Premium Bonds are a type of investment offered by the National Savings and Investment (NS&I).
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As an alternative of earning interest on their investments, holders of the bonds are entered right into a random draw at first of each month.
People have the possibility to win prizes from £25 all the best way as much as £1million.
The NS&I recently increased the Premium Bonds prize fund rate, which improved the chances of winning from 34,500 to 1 to 24,500 to 1,
It also saw an extra 1.4 million prizes paid out within the June 2022 prize draw.
Prizes don’t carry a closing date, so people can claim way back to the unique 1957 draw.
Based on MoneySavingExpert, as of November 2021 there have been greater than two million unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes.
The unclaimed bonds had a complete value of just about £75 million.
To cut back the potential for leaving prizes unclaimed, Premium Bonds holders can opt to have them paid directly of their checking account.
People also can have them routinely be reinvested into more Bonds.
NS&I stated that just about nine in ten prizes at the moment are paid this manner.
Because the first attract July 1957, the NS&I’s Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment (ERNIE) has drawn 577 million prizes with a complete value of £23.2billion.