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PremierLeague-News.Com - The NS&I has selected another two Premium Bonds holders for the £1m prize in the monthly draw for May 2021 – here’s how to check if you got lucky
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Two Premium Bonds holders from Surrey and Wiltshire have received a welcome windfall as lockdown measures continue to ease by winning the £1 million jackpot in the May 2021 prize draw.The first winning bond, 436VB112388, was bought in February 2021 by a man from Surrey, who holds a total of £43,590 in Premium Bonds. He becomes the 26th jackpot winner to hail from the county.May’s second millionaire winner is a man from Wiltshire, who holds a sum of £34,000 in Premium Bonds.The freshest exclusives and sharpest analysis, curated for your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.His winning Bond – purchased in September 2018 – carries the number 340LX170519, and he becomes the ninth person from the county to receive the maximum prize.Almost £90m in prizesNS&I introduced a reduction in interest rates in November which affected the number of prizes on offer(Photo: Getty Images)A total of 3,123,205 prizes are being paid out in the May draw, with a combined value of £89,792,075.As well as the two £1m bonds, there are five winners of £100,000, 10 of £50,000, 20 of £25,000, 49 worth £10,000 and 100 valued at £5,000.NS&I introduced a reduction in interest rates on 24 November, which has affected the number of prizes on offer from the December draw onwards.It means the odds of any £1 Premium Bond number winning have reduced from 24,500/1 to 34,500/1, with more than a million fewer prizes drawn in December than November.This resulted in a reduction in prize money of over £30 million, from £113,712,650 in November to £82,460,250 in December.The total paid out by National Savings and Investments (NS&I) since the very first draw in June 1957 now stands at £21.
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.Last year, more than 43 million prizes worth over £1.2 billion were paid out.How to check if you’ve wonIf you hold bonds and want to check if you’re in line for a prize, you can use the NS&I online prize checker here, or can download the free app from iOS or Android.Amazon Alexa devices can also check for you, “remembering” back across the past six prize draws.Prizes don’t carry a time limit, so you can claim as far back as the original 1957 draw.However, there is also a total of 1.7 million Premium Bonds prizes currently unclaimed, with a total value of over £65m, ranging from £25 to £100,000 each.The bonds are often bought for a child, who subsequently forgets about them, while prizes can also be missed if NS&I don’t have the correct address for claimants.Bond holders can ensure their details remain up to date, and also register to have prizes paid directly into their bank account by managing their account online on the NS&I website.Registering online can also prevent prizes going missing in the post, with a report last year revealing the scale of such problems.A Freedom of Information request from Money Saving Expert in April 2019 found that more than 180,000 prizes had not been delivered, with a combined value of £8m – including £66,900 in the previous year.
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