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August 2018 Premium Bonds winning numbers: Have YOU won £1 million cash prize?

Two lucky Premium Bond investors from outer London have scooped the top prize in the August draw.

One of the million-pound winners is a woman, from outer London, who bought her winning bond – 193WA458843 – in June 2012.

She currently has £29,700 invested and has become the 391st Premium Bond millionaire.

The second winner is a man, also from outer London, and has the maximum of £50,000 invested.

He bought his bond – 247YN655471 – in June 2015 and and is registered to have his prizes paid directly into his bank account.

The women is register to have her prizes reinvested automatically.

Have I won a £1 million cash prize?

To check whether you have any unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes, customers can visit the NS&I website at, download the free prize Checker app or write to NS&I, Glasgow, G58 1SB. 

There are millions of people who are yet to claim their prizes from previous draws.

The unclaimed Premium bonds total £58.6 million. 

One woman won a £100,000 bond in the August 2014 draw, after investing just £14. 

Jill Waters, NS&I’s retail director, said: “Both of August’s jackpot winners have registered to manage their Premium Bonds online or by phone, and have either decided to have their prizes automatically reinvested into the next month’s draw or have them paid directly into their bank account.

“Both these options will help avoid any future prizes going unclaimed.”

The £1m jackpot winners are not the only winners in this month’s draw.

There were seven winners of high-value prizes with low holding limits, including someone from Wales who bought a bond of £1,000 in September 2001 and has won a prize of £100,000.

As well as the two new millionaires, five people won £100,000, nine won £50,000 and 20 investors won £25,000. 

Both winners this month after from outer London, however this is rare occurrence and just the fourth time it has happened.

“The randomness of the Premium Bond draw has struck again as the two jackpot winners are from the same region. This is just the fourth time that this has happened, with the last occurrence happening in July 2016,” Ms Waters said.

“Each £1 Bond has an equal chance of winning and each investment, no matter the size, has an opportunity to win a prize. However, the more Bonds you own, the more likely you are to win, and one of this month’s millionaires shows that you don’t have to have the £50,000 maximum invested to win big.”


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