One lucky bond holder from Kirklees has develop into the second ever winner from the world. They bought their winning bond lower than a yr ago. Premium Bonds June prize draw results have officially been released, with hundreds of Britons rushing to envision in the event that they are hundreds of kilos richer than they were yesterday.
Two Premium Bond holders became millionaires this morning and the winning bond numbers are 281YT705546 and 464SG223887.
The primary winner, from Essex, bought their winning bond in September 2016.
In total, they held £10,001 in Premium Bonds.
Also they are the nineteenth Essex Premium Bonds millionaire.
The opposite June jackpot winner has develop into the second ever Kirklees-based winner.
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The Kirklees winner holds a complete of £50,000 in Premium Bonds but only purchased their winning bond in July last yr.
Today’s prize draw also marks ERNIE’s 65 birthday.
ERNIE is the pc that randomly selects winning Premium Bond numbers – not only for the million pound jackpot but for every Premium Bond prize.
The very first Premium Bonds prize draw was held in June 1957, where the jackpot was just £1,000 as an alternative of £1million.
Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said: “There are such a lot of reasons to rejoice Premium Bonds this month.
“Firstly, we were pleased to announce the rise of Premium Bonds prize fund rate from one percent to 1.40 percent, effective from this month’s draw, which can see an additional 1.4 million prizes paid out.
“The sixty fifth anniversary of ERNIE’s first draw can be a momentous occasion.
“The fun of saving with Premium Bonds continues to be as present today because it was in 1957 and I’m sure that’s something our two jackpot winners from Essex and Kirklees would agree with.
“Premium Bonds have really modified over time, with the primary draw having 23,142 prizes and this month’s draw seeing a complete of 4,823,067 prizes – a record number for a Premium Bonds prize draw.”
She concluded: “Completely satisfied Birthday, ERNIE – here’s to a different 65 years of Premium Bonds.”
Laura Suter, head of non-public finance at AJ Bell, said: “The prize fund on Premium Bonds has develop into a bit more attractive, because the effective prize rate will shift from one percent to 1.40 percent this month.
“Nonetheless, before savers get too excited, the possibility of winning the large £1million prize hasn’t got any higher, as there are still only two of those available to win every month. However the likelihood of netting a prize value £100,000 and below has barely improved.
“Savers can get the next rate of interest (that’s guaranteed) with an easy-access savings account, as Chase is paying 1.50 percent in the meanwhile.
“Nonetheless, neither Premium Bonds nor the Chase account come anywhere near inflation in the meanwhile, which is sitting at nine percent.
“If the still-relatively-low savings rates don’t excite you then you definately can gamble on the possibilities of winning one in all the highest Premium Bond prizes – in any case, someone has to win it. Nonetheless, anyone on this camp must remember that they might win nothing, and so get no return on their money.”