According to National Savings & Investments, a massive £44m in Premium Bonds prize money is still unclaimed. A total of 898,000 prizes have yet to be claimed by their lucky owners, and while the average winnings amount to just £50, several prizes of £25,000 and £50,000 are waiting for a home.
One woman, last known to be living in London, has yet to claim a £100,000 prize dating back to 2007.
NS&I is urging anybody who has ever invested in the Government scheme to check their Bonds to see if they have won a prize.
Jill Waters, operations manager at NS&I, told the Daily Mail: "Prizes often become unclaimed as a result of people moving house, or forgetting that Bonds have been bought for them as a child, or executors are unaware the Bonds are held when someone dies."
Potential winners can check to see if they are a winner by using the search facility on the NS&I website and entering their Premium Bond holder's number, or writing the NS&I with their Premium Bond numbers, name, current address, and any previous names or addresses.
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