NS&I Jackpot Winner To Remain Anonymous
on: June 3, 2009, 11:14 am
Author: Gill Stephens
June jackpot of £1million has been paid to a Surrey resident,
who bought his winning bond in March 2006.
winner, a gentleman from Surrey who wishes to remain anonymous,
became ERNIE's 233rd Premium Bond millionaire. He said of the
win: "When Agent Million knocked on my door and told me that
I'd won the jackpot I thought it was a practical joke! I'm still
in shock but once the news sinks in I cannot wait to share the
good fortune by treating my family to a lovely summer holiday."
In Surrey, more than 535,300 people hold Premium Bonds worth £1.4
billion. There are more than 13,500 unclaimed
Premium Bonds in total worth at least £796,000. This
is the 13th time that the £1 million jackpot has been won
In March, NS&I
announced that from the April prize draw onwards, one of the two
monthly £1 million Premium Bond jackpot prizes will be replaced
by a wider mix of other prizes in the monthly draws.
Similarly, a new £25 Premium
Bonds prize has been introduced to the draws alongside the
existing prizes (ranging from £50 to £1 million).
These changes have been introduced because Premium Bond holders
say that maintaining the chances of winning tax-free prizes on
a regular basis is particularly important to them.
In June's draw ERNIE paid out more than 1.1 million prizes, amounting
to more than £33 million in value. There were 40,520,994,477
eligible numbers in the Premium
Notes to editors:
1. In June there were 1,125,583 prizes and a total prize fund
2. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital
3. Pictures of ERNIE (including the new ERNIE 4 machine), Agent
Million and people buying Premium Bonds are available in high-resolution
jpeg format from the NS&I media team.
National Savings and Investments is one of the largest savings
organisations in the UK, offering a range of savings and investments
to almost 27 million customers. NS&I is best known for Premium
Bonds, but also offers a range of savings accounts including easy
access savings accounts, savings bonds, investment accounts and
children's bonus bonds. All products offer 100% capital security,
because NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.
information and digital images are available from the NS&I
media team. An ISDN line is available for interviews.
NS&I PR contact:
National Savings and Investments
375 Kensington High Street
020 7348 93449