More than £74 million in Premium Bond prizes sitting unclaimed – how to check if you've won

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edited 18 November 2021 at 11:41AM in Savings & investments
More than 2 million Premium Bond prizes worth a combined £74 million remain unclaimed, according to the latest figures from NS&I. If you have or have ever had Premium Bonds, here's how to check if you've won...

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More than £74 million in Premium Bond prizes sitting unclaimed – how to check if you've won

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  • eskbanker
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    Helen Saxon, banking editor at MoneySavingExpert.com, said: "The headline figure of £74 million is eye-catching, and hopefully it will serve as a kick up the backside for those who haven't checked in a while whether they've won.
    Interestingly the headline figure of £74m is lower than the £77m reported in the equivalent story two years ago, since when the number of bonds in circulation has grown by over a third, so proportionally this is much less of an issue than it used to be - presumably this is at least partially due to the ongoing shift to electronic payment instead of sending out paper warrants....
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    Have a one pound premium bond from 1957. How do I find out who owns it
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    eskbanker said:
    Helen Saxon, banking editor at MoneySavingExpert.com, said: "The headline figure of £74 million is eye-catching, and hopefully it will serve as a kick up the backside for those who haven't checked in a while whether they've won.
    Interestingly the headline figure of £74m is lower than the £77m reported in the equivalent story two years ago, since when the number of bonds in circulation has grown by over a third, so proportionally this is much less of an issue than it used to be - presumably this is at least partially due to the ongoing shift to electronic payment instead of sending out paper warrants....
    On the basis that the vast majority of newer bonds are probably bought online and therefore will get prixes Paid automatically, it is probably the same unclaimed prizes, just with a few that have been claimed since then…..
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