How far back do unclaimed Premium Bonds last?

You can check the latest results, bond numbers from the past six months of unclaimed prizes, as well as discover any older prizes you haven’t claimed yet (if you won anything).

How long can Premium Bonds be unclaimed?

Each year, we produce a list of the Bond numbers of all unclaimed prizes, dating back to June 1957. A prize that remains uncashed for 18 months is classed as unclaimed.

How can I check old Premium Bonds UK?

You can find your holder's number by logging in to our online service and checking your Premium Bonds account page. Or you can call us for a replacement Bond record and we'll sent it to you. If you aren't registered for our online and phone service, you can write to us and ask for a replacement Bond record too.

Do old Premium Bonds ever win?

In the past 12 months, nearly half of the 24 £1million prizes were won by Bond numbers purchased either in 2020 or 2021. Drilling further into the statistics, 17 of the 24 Premium Bond millionaires of the past year purchased their winning Bond numbers over the past five years.

How do I check unclaimed Premium Bonds?

If you can't find any notification but want to triple-check if you have an unclaimed prize, you can: Log in (or register) for NS&I's website. You'll need your NS&I number, surname and account password. Use NS&I's Premium Bonds prize checker tool on desktop.

What does Martin Lewis say about Premium Bonds?

Martin Lewis has previously said that with premium bonds, there is no risk to your capital, which means that any money you use is safe as you are only gambling on the potential interest that you might get for keeping your money there.

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Has anyone ever won a million on Premium Bonds?

No! The person with the smallest holding ever to win the jackpot was someone from Newham, London, who held just £17 in Premium Bonds, says Agent Million. The person had held their bonds since 1959, and won in 2004, meaning they also hold the record for the longest wait to win the top prize.

Do people actually win million on Premium Bonds?

Premium Bonds hold a special place in the nations hearts, with millions of us holding over £116 billion of the lottery-style savings product. Each month, bond holders are entered into a prize draw to win tax-free cash prizes, with two lucky people taking the £1m jackpot.

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