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Christmas comes early in Hampshire & Isle of Wight and Stockport

There’s no winding down this Christmas for ERNIE, delivering an early £1 million Christmas present to two lucky winners – one in Stockport and the other in Hampshire & Isle of Wight – as part of December’s Premium Bonds draw. 

This month’s first millionaire to receive the good news from Agent Million is a man based in Stockport. The winning Bond number is 309GV354472 and was purchased in August 2017. He has a total of £36,000 in Premium Bonds. 

December’s second jackpot winner is a man from Hampshire & Isle of Wight, with the winning Bond number being 210SF254870. He purchased his winning Bond six years ago in August 2013, and holds the maximum amount in Premium Bonds with a total holding of £50,000.

As part of the December 2019 draw, a total of 3,444,075 prizes worth £98,443,125 will be paid out to lucky winners. There were 84,379,826,041 Bonds that were eligible for the draw. Premium Bond holders can check their Bonds online at www.nsandi.com, via the Prize Checker app on iOS and Android, and through their Alexa-enabled device.

For anyone who has Premium Bonds and think they have missed out on a prize, it is always worth checking if NS&I has your correct contact details. Frequently Bonds purchased for a child are forgotten about and result in unclaimed prizes, so check with NS&I and your family.

Customers can join the growing number of Premium Bonds holders choosing to have any future winnings paid directly into their bank or building society accounts. In order to do this they need to register to manage their Premium Bonds and NS&I accounts online at nsandi.com/register.

Value of prize

Number of prizes

£1,000,000

2

£100,000

6

£50,000

11

£25,000

24

£10,000

59

£5,000

116

£1,000

1,969

£500

5,907

£100

27,011

£50

27,011

£25

3,381,959

Total

£98,443,125

Total

3,444,075


Notes to Editors

  1. NS&I has a wealth of facts and figures (including regional) about Premium Bonds. If you require any further details, please contact the NS&I media team on the contact details below or tweet your question to @nsandi
  2. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  3. NS&I is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK, offering a range of savings and investments to 25 million customers. All products offer 100% capital security, because NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.
  4. The annual Premium Bonds prize fund rate is currently 1.40% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning any prize are currently 24,500 to 1.
  5. Pictures of ERNIE 5, the previous ERNIEs and Premium Bonds, including the Premium Bonds app are available in high-resolution jpeg format from the NS&I media team.
  6. Customers can buy Premium Bonds online at nsandi.com and over the phone by calling 08085 007 007. This is a free phone number and calls to it from the UK are free from both landlines and mobiles. Calls may be recorded. Customers can also buy by post. Existing customers can also buy by bank transfer and standing order. Each investment must be at least £25.
  7. Further information on NS&I, including press releases and product information, is available on the website at nsandi.com. Follow us on Twitter: @nsandi or join the conversation on Facebook: Premium Bonds made by ERNIE.

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