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Premium Bond winners in Devon and West Sussex in November 2020 Draw

November’s £1 million Premium Bonds winners are from Devon and West Sussex.

The first Bond number drawn was 207RY321077 and belongs to a woman from Devon. She has £39,375 in Premium Bonds and the winning Bond was purchased in June 2013. The win makes her the 15th Premium Bonds millionaire from the county.

November’s second Premium Bonds £1 million winner is a woman from West Sussex. The winning Bond number is 286JH211408. She has a total holding of £50,000 and her winning Bond was purchased in November 2016. She becomes the eighth Premium Bonds millionaire from West Sussex.

Premium Bonds prize payments are changing from next month’s draw

From the December 2020 Premium Bonds prize draw, NS&I will begin to phase out the use of prize warrants (like a cheque). The February 2021 Premium Bonds draw is the last time that prize warrants will be issued by NS&I. Customers can instead get any prizes they win paid straight into their bank account or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds up to the maximum limit of £50,000.

The change ensures that all Premium Bonds prizes will be paid more quickly and more securely. The quickest way for customers to change the way their prizes are paid is to do so online at nsandi.com. Customers can find out more about this change and the steps they need to take by visiting https://www.nsandi.com/your-prizes.

Warrants will be sent in November

Customers who receive prizes by warrant will still receive any prize payment in this way in the November Premium Bonds prize draw, however prize warrants will begin to be phased out from December. From the December prize draw, instead of a warrant, some customers may instead be sent a prize claim letter, which will explain how they can provide NS&I with their bank account details.

As this is a phased approach, for some customers, it may instead be from the January 2021 or February 2021 prize draw that they receive a prize claim letter instead of a warrant. Premium Bonds prize warrants will no longer be sent from March 2021. The prize claim letter will outline the steps that customers should take to claim their prize or prizes.

Customers who have already chosen to have prizes paid directly into their bank account or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds will be informed whether they have won by email or text message.

Jill Waters, NS&I’s Retail Director, said:

“We’re absolutely delighted for our two winners in Devon and West Sussex and would like to congratulate them on winning this huge sum of money. Part of the everlasting magic of Premium Bonds is that chance to be surprised and delighted each month, and our two winners will know more than anyone else how great that can feel.

“Premium Bonds continue to evolve and from December’s prize draw, we will be starting to phase out prize warrants. Customers should provide NS&I with their bank and contact details so they can receive their prizes quicker, easier and more securely.”

Checking Premium Bonds prizes

Customers can check to see if they have won on the nsandi.com prize checker, prize checker app or via their Alexa enabled device from Tuesday 3 November 2020. Customers will need their Premium Bonds holder’s number to use the website and their NS&I number or holder’s number to check via the app.

November 2020 prize draw breakdown

In the November 2020 prize draw, a total of 3,978,286 prizes worth £113,712,650 will be paid out. There were 97,467,982,557 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 504 million prizes with a total value of £21.2 billion.

Value of prize

Number of prizes

£1,000,000

2

£100,000

7

£50,000

15

£25,000

30

£10,000

75

£5,000

147

£1,000

2,274

£500

6,822

£100

31,198

£50

31,198

£25

3,906,518

Total

£113,712,650

Total

3,978,286


Notes to Editors

  1. From the December 2020 prize draw, NS&I will start to move customers to having Premium Bonds prizes paid directly into their bank account. The issuing of paper warrants (like a cheque) for the payment of prizes won in the monthly Premium Bonds prize draws will be phased out completely by March 2021.
  2. NS&I has spokespeople available for interview, including Agent Million, as well as 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
  3. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  4. 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.
  5. NS&I has announced interest rate reductions, effective from 24 November 2020, that will apply to NS&I’s variable rate products and some fixed term products. The Premium Bonds prize fund rate for the December 2020 draw will also be reduced to 1.00% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning any prize will be 34,500 to 1.
  6. 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. The prize fund rate and the odds of winning are variable, so they can change from time to time.
  7. 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.
  8. NS&I is urging customers to go online to nsandi.com if they need help to manage their savings during the Coronavirus pandemic. NS&I is currently receiving more calls than usual and it is taking longer than normal to help customers. Customers should use nsandi.com to deal with their queries, so that those who are most in need, such as those who do not have access to the internet or those who require critically urgent help, can deal with NS&I by phone. Customers should also only send NS&I anything by post if they have no other choice.
  9. 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: NS&I.

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