PREMIUM Bond holders should check their numbers now as May’s winners have been announced and two lucky people have bagged the £1million prize.
One of the winners lives in Kent, and holds the maximum value of £50,000. They bought their winning bond (210VY427248) in August 2013.
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The other lucky jackpot winner lives in York. They hold £45,000 worth of Premium Bonds and they bought the winning Bond (152JH073647) in February 2009.
But if that’s not you then don’t despair as you may be among the thousands who won between £25 and £100,000 this month.
There’s also a whopping £61million of prizes that remains unclaimed, according to NS&I – the Government backed body that runs Premium Bonds.
To check if you’ve won, just enter your Premium Bond holder’s number into NS&I’s Premium Bond prize checker tool.
How to keep track of Premium Bond prize winsIT sounds simple but the easiest way to make sure you hear about Premium Bond prize wins is to make sure your postal address is updated with NS&I if you have moved since buying your Premium Bonds.
This means that if you are sent prize cheques in the post they should go to the correct address.
You could also switch any prize win payouts so that they’re paid directly into your bank account rather than being issued to you in the post.
To do this you need to register online for NS&I’s online and phone service.
Once done, login to ‘Your profile’ in the top menu and click ‘Paperless options’. Click ‘Change’ for your Premium Bonds then select ‘Paperless’.
Remember to click ‘Save’ when you’ve finished. Or you can ask NS&I to set this up for you over the phone on 08085 007 007.
You can also check using the tool in the Premium Bonds iOS and Android apps.
If you don’t know your Premium Bond holder’s number you can find it by logging into your online account.
Your holder’s number has either ten or nine digits or eight digits followed by a letter.
If you still can’t find your Premium Bond number you can write to NS&I and ask for it.
Once you know if you’ve won a prize but not received it, you’ll need to write to NS&I to reclaim the cash.
If your details have changed since you won the prize, you also need to tell NS&I your old address and current details and sign your letter.
NS&I’s postal address is as follows: NS&I, Glasgow, G58 1SB.
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