Premium Bonds: Did you win in September?

Lancashire and Suffolk are this month's lucky counties

Premium Bonds: Did you win in September?

Although the summer may be drawing to a close, two people in the UK have been awarded this month's Premium Bonds millions, making the impending autumn slightly more bearable no doubt!

If you have Premium Bonds and live in Lancashire or Suffolk then the beginning of September may be bringing some good news.

A man from Lancashire with a Bond holding of £6,735 which was bought in July 1999 (Bond number: 79KW011670) won the first million.

Meanwhile a woman from Suffolk (Bond number: 199BJ584357) who had a Bond holding of £20,675, bought in November 2012, was the second lucky winner of September's millions.

This month's millionaires become ERNIE's 345th and 346th jackpot winners.

Breakdown of September's prizes:
Value of prizeNumber of prizes
£1,000,0002
£100,0003
£50,0004
£25,00010
£10,00026
£5,00050
£1,0001,304
£5003,912
£10066,547
£5066,547
£251,948,318
Total prize fund value

£65,210,000

Total number of prizes

2,086,723


Information provided by NS&I

This is the twelfth time that Lancashire has been lucky in the Premium Bonds but the last jackpot in the country was back in July 2009.

For Suffolk it's their seventh jackpot with the last having only been in April last year.

Don't panic, there's no time limit when it comes to collecting your Premium Bonds wins.

One man in Lancashire is yet to collect a £1,000 prize he won in April 1985 while in Suffolk one woman is yet to pick up her £1,000 won in May 1986 from just a £3 investment.

There are currently more than 1.2 million unclaimed prizes which, all together, are worth over £53 million.

If you're worried about missing out on a unclaimed Premium Bonds prize then get rid of the stress by registering to have any prizes paid directly into your bank account.

And don't worry, it won't just sit there until you check your finances, you'll also get an email notifying you of your win!

You can also head to the NS&I website to check whether you've won on your Bonds here.



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