Premium Bonds: August winners announced

Are you in luck this month?

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The Premium Bond prize winners for August have been announced and this month Lady Luck has certainly been at work, with two women winning the top prize.

The women, who are from Bristol and Leicestershire, have become the 367th and 368th winners of the £1m prize.

See also: Premium Bond prize rate to be cut from May draw onwards

See also: Premium Bond holders have smaller chance of winning big

The first winner, from Bristol, won with Bond number 164QV715020 which was bought in February 2010 as part of a £5,000 purchase. This lucky lady has a total Premium Bonds holding of £30,925.

The winner from Leicestershire bought her winning Bond (no. 87DH369559) in January 2000 and she currently has the maximum holding of £50,000 invested in Premium Bonds.

Prize and value breakdown in August 2017

Value of prizeNumber of prizes
£1,000,0002
£100,0003
£50,0005
£25,00010
£10,00028
£5,00053
£1,0001,339
£5004,017
£10021,735
£5021,735
£252,278,968

Total prize fund value:

£66,926,950

Total number of prizes

2,327,895

Since the first Premium Bonds draw in 1957, there have been more than 376 million prizes paid out, totalling £17.6 billion.

Over 1.3 million Premium Bond prizes have never been claimed and these prizes are worth more than £56 million.

If you're worried that you might have missed out on a prize in the past or you don't want to miss one in the future, don't panic.

You can get rid of the stress by registering to have any prizes paid directly into your bank account. Find out more about how to do that here.

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.