NS&I updates Premium Bonds prize checker for August 2022 – how to check if you’ve won | Personal finance | Finance
Announced on Monday August 1, NS&I shared that one person from Dorset and one from Buckinghamshire had each won the jackpot. The NS&I has also updated its prize checker which allows bondholders in the UK to check if they have won a prize ranging from £25 to £100,000. Brits can find the price checker on the NS&I website or the NS&I app on iOS or Android.
People just need to enter their holder number to verify and people can find their holder number on their Bond record or by logging into their account.
The holder number is either 9 or 10 digits, or 8 digits followed by a letter.
If a person uses the app to verify, they can also use their NS&I number.
A person’s NS&I number consists of 11 digits and begins with 11, 21, 31 or 41.
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People can find this in most communications they have received from NS&I.
Along with checking out this month’s draw, people can also check for unclaimed prizes owed to them.
Premium bond prizes have no time limit, so people can claim as far back as the original 1957 draw as long as the bonds are eligible for the draw.
Premium bonds must also be held for a full calendar month before they can be entered into the monthly raffle.
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In August, the NS&I presented 10 prizes worth £100,000, 19 prizes worth £50,000 and 40 prizes worth £25,000.
There were 100 people who received a £10,000 prize and 197 people who won a £5,000 prize.
In August, 87,184 people also received a prize of between £1,000 and £50, with more than four million people taking home the smaller prize of £25.
NS&I Premium Bonds are a savings account where people can deposit and withdraw money, where interest is not paid, but savers can win money in a monthly raffle.
Since the first draw in July 1957, NS&I’s Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment (ERNIE) has drawn 577 million prizes with a total value of £23.2 billion.