Premium Bonds winners for July 2022 have been drawn.
High value prize winners - including two lucky £1 million prize giveaways - have been announced for this month.
The National Savings and Investments (NS&I) prize fund stood at more than £138 million, with more than 4.8 million prizes on offer to be won.
July’s draw saw two investors from Inner London and Surrey claim the magic £1 million prize, who were among the high value winners announced.
Premium Bonds winners are drawn at random by the NS&I’s Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment, nicknamed ERNIE - here’s who won in July…
Who won the July 2022 Premium Bonds?
The high value winners for this month’s NS&I Premium Bonds draw were announced on Friday 1 July, with two new millionaires listed.
Officials don’t name the winners but release information around their location, the winning bond number and how much Premium Bonds holdings each winner has.
The first July 2022 Premium Bonds millionaire winner is from Inner London, with the winning bond number 210ST236184.
The bond value is listed as £500 and was purchased in August 2013. The investor has a £30,600 holding of NS&I Premium Bonds.
The second lucky investor to net the prize of £1 million is from Surrey, with the winning bond number 471RR305957.
The bond value is listed as £18,000 and was purchased in September 2021. This investor has a £22,350 holding of NS&I Premium Bonds.
Have I won any Premium Bonds prizes from July 2022 draw?
There are plenty of other high value prizes drawn from the July 2022 Premium Bonds draw, with the winning bond numbers also released.
No fewer than 10 others won £100,000:
- 384PR170350 - Surrey
- 328YS048295 - Staffordshire
- 367KT229315 - Buckinghamshire
- 471XC530673 - Lancashire
- 409EQ283883 - Kent
- 83YQ640408 - Birmingham
- 332RB816577 - Hampshire and Isle of Wight
- 236TD162900 - Overseas
- 75BD643346 - Inner London
- 113RC732695 - Lancashire
How can I check if I’ve won the 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.