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PREMIUM BONDS WINNERS IN INNER LONDON AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE

The £1 million Premium Bonds prize winners for May come from Inner London and Gloucestershire.

May’s first millionaire is a man from Inner London. His winning Bond number is 344ZE146007 and he has the maximum Premium Bond holding of £50,000. The winning Bond was purchased in November 2018. The win makes the man the fifth Premium Bonds millionaire from Inner London.

The second eligible Bond number drawn was 366AP817645 and belongs to a woman from Gloucestershire. The woman purchased the winning Bond in August 2019 and it is part of a holding worth £34,000. The woman becomes the seventh £1 million Premium Bonds winner from Gloucestershire.

May 2020 prize draw breakdown

In the May 2020 prize draw, a total of 3,578,134 prizes worth £102,274,950 will be paid out. There were 87,664,243,494 eligible Bonds for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 480 million prizes with a total value of £20.6 billion.

Value of prize

Number of prizes

£1,000,000

2

£100,000

6

£50,000

13

£25,000

25

£10,000

62

£5,000

124

£1,000

2,044

£500

6,132

£100

28,068

£50

28,068

£25

3,513,590

Total

£102,274,950

Total

3,578,134

Checking Premium Bonds prizes

Customers can check to see if they have won on the nsandi.com prize checker and prize checker app from Saturday 2 May 2020. Customers will require their Premium Bonds holders’ number to login to the website and app.

Customers who have chosen to have prizes paid to their bank account, or have their prizes reinvested, will be informed whether they have won by email or text message and can check the online prize checker at nsandi.com or the NS&I prize checker app to see the value of their prize. Customers who receive warrants will receive notification of any wins through the post.

Customers can arrange to get future prizes paid straight in to their bank account if they are registered for NS&I’s online service and have an email address or mobile phone number. Customers should visit nsandi.com and click ‘Log in’, go to ’Your profile’ and select ‘Your prize options’.

NS&I Premium Bonds prize warrants are valid for three months, however the warrants may still be accepted at a later date by the bank – up to 6 months. However, if you have a problem at that time and the bank won’t accept the warrant, NS&I can send you a new warrant.

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Notes to Editors

1. 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

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 1.40% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning any prize are 24,500 to 1. The Premium Bonds prize fund rate was due to change to 1.3% from 1 May 2020, but this change has been cancelled as part of NS&I’s decision to support savers during the coronavirus pandemic. Full information on this can be found here .

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. 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.

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: NS&I.

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