Premium Bonds winners have been drawn for July 2021.
This month's National Savings and Investments (NS&I) prize fund stood at more than £91 million, with over 3.1 million prizes to be won.
July's draw has seen two lucky investors - from County Durham and East Riding of Yorkshire - net £1 million each among the high value winners announced.
All the Premium Bonds winners are drawn at random by the NS&I’s Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment, nicknamed ERNIE.
Here's who won big in the July 2021 Premium Bonds.
Who won the July 2021 Premium Bonds?
There are two new millionaires listed in the July 2021 NS&I Premium Bonds draw, as the high value winners were announced on Thursday 1 July.
Though not named, the first £1 million winner from July's draw came from County Durham, with the winning bond number 441KH440355.
This person bought their winning bond earlier this year, in February 2021, and has a £20,025 holding in Premium Bonds.
The second jackpot winner from the July 2021 Premium Bonds draw is from East Riding of Yorkshire, with the winning bond number 439DR814317.
They have the maximum holding of £50,000 and their winning bond was also bought in February 2021.
Have I won any July 2021 Premium Bonds prizes?
As well as two new millionaires, there are plenty of other high value winners from the July 2021 Premium Bonds draw.
No fewer than five others won £100,000 –
360HQ751793 - Havering
347CP322271 - North East Scotland
52YV940524 - Leeds
250AY923930 - Kent
435GQ230033 - Overseas
A further 11 won £50,000, 20 people won £25,000, 53 won £10,000, and 104 people bagged £5,000 in July's high value Premium Bonds winners.
How can I check if I’ve won the July 2021 Premium Bonds?
Premium Bonds holders can check to see if they’ve won the Premium Bonds every month via the NS&I prize checker.
Investors can check to see if they’ve won big on that month’s Premium Bonds by entering a unique holder’s number into the online tool.
You can find your holder’s number on your Bond record by logging into the NS&I online service. The number will have either 10 or nine digits, or eight digits followed by a letter.
NS&I will pay the winnings straight into your bank account or reinvest them into more Bonds, depending on what you’ve asked them to do.
For any higher value winnings of £5,000 or more NS&I will need to check with you first by sending a claim form in the post for you to complete and confirm how you would like to be paid.
If you defy the odds and win big then you will be notified with a visit in person.
A NS&I representative will visit the two £1 million winners at their homes the day before the first working day of the month and before the rest of the winners are announced 24 hours later.
What are the Premium Bonds?
The NS&I Premium Bonds are a type of savings account which offer tax free prizes through its monthly draw instead of a steady interest rate on your money.
The advantage to Premium Bonds is that you can put money in and take money out whenever you want, and have a chance of winning big each month.
Each £1 bond has an equal chance of winning one of the high value prizes, ranging from £25 to £1 million.
The minimum you have to pay in is £25 and the maximum you can pay in is £50,000.