NS&I announce May’s £1 million premium bonds jackpot winning numbers

From: National Savings and Investments
Published: Fri May 11 2007

NS&I has announced May’s £1 million Premium Bonds jackpots along with nearly 1.5 million other tax-free* prizes worth over £104m

The celebrating £1 million Premium Bond winner from Bristol - who has chosen to remain anonymous - said: "This has been a big shock for my wife and I that I have won, I use Premium Bonds as part of my long-term savings because they are safe and I like the fact they are tax-free. I have always dreamed of scooping the jackpot too but like everyone else you never think it will actually happen to you. It is a very handy sum, I'm going to spoil the family and really have some fun spending it!"

The other £1 million Premium Bonds from the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames, who is also keeping his identity a closely-guarded secret, said "I'm really surprised. I have put a small amount of money into Premium Bonds every so often over the past few years, whenever I have anything to spare, I certainly never expected to win the 'big' prize. It will take me some time to think about how I will use the money but I'm sure the family will have plenty of ideas."

Regional facts
In Bristol, more than 336,500 people own Premium Bonds worth over £508 million. There are almost 5,000 unclaimed prizes in the area, worth over £287,000. The jackpot has been claimed by a Premium Bond holder in Bristol four times.

In the London Borough of Richmond over 140,000 people own Premium Bonds worth nearly £260 million. There are over 2,800 unclaimed prizes in the borough, worth over £160,000. This is the fourth time the Premium Bonds jackpot has been won in Richmond.

In May's draw ERNIE paid out nearly 1.5 million prizes worth more than £104 million.

Value and number of prizes awarded in May 2007
£1 million - 2
£100,000 - 17
£50,000 - 33
£25,000 - 68
£10,000 - 168
£5,000 - 336
£1,000 - 4,164
£500 - 12,492
£100 - 237,057
£50 - 1,191,520

Total prize value

Total number of prizes

Super draw in June
Following on from the special anniversary draw in December 2006, which celebrated 50 years since the launch of Premium Bonds, there will be a second (and final) anniversary draw in June 2007. This extra large draw again offers five chances to win the £1 million jackpot and marks the anniversary of the first Premium Bonds prize draw in June 1957.

All Bonds purchased before 30 April 2007 will be included in the June prize draw. Customers purchasing after 30 April 2007 will be entered into July's draw which will pay out the usual two £1 million jackpots, as well as over 1.4 million other prizes, with an estimated prize fund of £106 million.

* All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK income Tax and Capital Gains tax.


Notes to Editors

1. The lucky jackpot winners become ERNIE's 182nd and 183rd Premium Bond millionaires

2. Pictures of ERNIE (including the new ERNIE 4 machine), Agent Million and buying Premium Bonds online are available in high-resolution jpeg format from the NS&I media team.

3. Further information on National Savings and Investments (NS&I), including press releases and product information, is available on the website at www.nsandi.com, or by contacting the NS&I media team.

4. NS&I have a number of spokespeople available for interviews and an experienced radio team available via ISDN line: 020 7602 4522.

NS&I PR contact:
Mark Brooks
National Savings and Investments
375 Kensington High Street
W14 8SD
020 7348 9301
Company: National Savings and Investments
Contact Name: Mark Brooks
Contact Email: enquiries@pr-sending.co.uk
Contact Phone: 020 7348 9301

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