Premium Bonds: Were you a winner in the October 2022 draw?

Premium bonds You can check if you're a winner through the app. Photo: NS&I
Premium bonds: You can check if you're a winner through the app. Photo: NS&I

Were you one of the lucky winners in October's National Savings and Investments (NS&I) Premium Bonds draw? Once again, two lucky players won £1m each this month.

The first winning bond number drawn was 333XB827779 and belongs to a winner in Outer London. The jackpot winner holds £50,000 in premium bonds and purchased the winning bond in June 2018. The win makes them the ninth winner from the Outer London area.

The second winning bond number drawn was 226HV323415 and the winner comes from Suffolk. The winner holds £50,000 in premium bonds and purchased their winning bond in July 2014. They are the ninth millionaire from Suffolk.

For the October 2022 draw, NS&I paid out almost 5 million prizes of more than £218m in value.

October’s prize draw also saw an extra £79m added to the prize pot, with the prize fund rate increasing from 1.40% to 2.20% — the biggest single increase in more than 40 years — and the odds improving from 24,500 to one to 24,000 to one.

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The total paid out by NS&I in the 65 years since the first draw in June 1957 now stands at £23.6bn, from 582 million prizes.

Jill Waters, NS&I retail director, said: “Premium Bonds are not just about the £1m jackpot prize — from this month, we’ve increased the prize fund rate and added a massive £79m to the prize pot, meaning people up and down the country will have more chances to win prizes ranging from £50 up to £100,000, as well as our two jackpot prizes.”

As well as the two £1m bonds, there are 18 winners of £100,000, 36 of £50,000, 71 of £25,000, 178 worth £10,000 and 357 with a £5,000 prize.

The chances of all bonds winning are the same, regardless of when or where they were bought.

Even if you did not get a winning ticket, be sure to check any unclaimed prizes. In Outer London, there are 246,510 unclaimed prizes worth £8,613,300. The largest unclaimed prize is £100,000 and is from the February 2007 prize draw. The oldest unclaimed prize in Outer London is from November 1961 and is worth £25.

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In Suffolk, there are 22,656 unclaimed prizes with a total value of £725,300. £1,000 is the largest unclaimed prize in Suffolk and there are nine of these that were won between the May 1986 and December 2020 prize draw. The oldest unclaimed prize is from May 1967 and is worth £25.

Prizes do not expire, meaning you can claim as far back as the original 1957 draw. Premium Bonds holders can reduce the chances of their prizes becoming unclaimed by managing their Premium Bonds online or opting to have any prizes paid directly into their bank accounts by BACS, with notification by email.

Customers can check the Premium Bonds prize checker on the NS&I website or download the app to see if they have won.

Take a look at the rest of the big prize winning numbers from this month's draw to see if you were a winner.

Prize Value

Winning Bond NO.

Area

Val of Bond

Dt of Pur

£100,000

487VT299784

Leeds

£25,000

Jan-22

£100,000

404SW966172

Derbyshire

£45,998

Jul-20

£100,000

467TW000659

Cumbria

£20,000

Aug-21

£100,000

253ZF728526

Devon

£9,900

Aug-15

£100,000

505VL058950

Somerset

£16,100

Jul-22

£100,000

302ZG422974

Preston

£17,000

May-17

£100,000

507HM401005

Nottingham

£1,000

Jul-22

£100,000

411MJ479824

Bedfordshire

£3,000

Sep-20

£100,000

354TV373614

Surrey

£5,000

Mar-19

£100,000

420RP067171

Inner London

£10,000

Nov-20

£100,000

57JZ043720

Northamptonshire

£5,000

Oct-97

£100,000

416BP416558

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£35,900

Oct-20

£100,000

35QC279832

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£1,000

Aug-02

£100,000

407BX680923

Berkshire

£50,000

Aug-20

£100,000

381BK882864

Outer London

£20,000

Jan-20

£100,000

413ES494591

Wandsworth

£27,000

Sep-20

£100,000

431SL164729

Buckinghamshire

£5,000

Jan-21

£100,000

336RP549554

Wiltshire

£20,000

Aug-18

£50,000

406PA811788

West Midlands

£500

Aug-20

£50,000

235SH525923

Tyne and Wear

£2,000

Nov-14

£50,000

210EX654770

Staffordshire

£7,000

Aug-13

£50,000

413YD089443

Avon

£25,000

Sep-20

£50,000

119LL230121

Kent

£5,000

Oct-06

£50,000

407KE781973

Lancashire

£40,000

Aug-20

£50,000

359DZ270022

Gloucestershire

£30,000

May-19

£50,000

489NA498612

Bristol

£450

Feb-22

£50,000

131JN254746

South Yorkshire

£400

Sep-07

£50,000

421PN389566

Inner London

£5,000

Nov-20

£50,000

225XS030955

Buckinghamshire

£10,000

Jun-14

£50,000

479GJ099526

South Gloucestershire

£40,000

Nov-21

£50,000

386YN475144

Suffolk

£16,000

Mar-20

£50,000

113EV736013

Derby

£5,000

Jul-06

£50,000

225ND117969

Brighton and Hove

£10,005

Jun-14

£50,000

16LE533701

West Sussex

£100

Jan-03

£50,000

294NH107581

Berkshire

£20,000

Feb-17

£50,000

301QV101838

South Yorkshire

£50,000

May-17

£50,000

479BR379665

West Sussex

£10,000

Nov-21

£50,000

456KG862670

Norwich

£50,000

May-21

£50,000

350QR889870

Cleveland

£15,000

Jan-19

£50,000

337CK367109

Northamptonshire

£17,000

Aug-18

£50,000

120EY194785

Surrey

£5,000

Oct-06

£50,000

333EG202405

Shropshire

£50,000

Jun-18

£50,000

418NN543700

East Sussex

£5,000

Oct-20

£50,000

326TA951958

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£25,000

Mar-18

£50,000

310YZ649178

Cumbria

£12,900

Sep-17

£50,000

199EY178685

Somerset

£28,000

Nov-12

£50,000

437JZ049614

Bradford

£49,997

Feb-21

£50,000

478RB205842

Hereford and Worcester

£7,000

Nov-21

£50,000

304QE097137

Havering

£25,000

Jun-17

£50,000

505QY601074

Gloucestershire

£20,000

Jul-22

£50,000

202ZC387821

Cardiff

£5,000

Mar-13

£50,000

470JV804085

Wiltshire

£1,000

Sep-21

£50,000

225WH530154

Tyne and Wear

£20,000

Jun-14

£50,000

193MB178924

Lincolnshire

£19,000

Jun-12

£25,000

475WQ686903

Wandsworth

£49,476

Oct-21

£25,000

46FW600878

North Yorkshire

£5,000

Jan-96

£25,000

82AY108284

Somerset

£5,000

Feb-03

£25,000

496YE330931

North East Scotland

£20,000

Apr-22

£25,000

493VY248172

Warwickshire

£9,500

Mar-22

£25,000

273MP543002

Northern Ireland

£15,000

May-16

£25,000

471EE729927

Edinburgh

£1,000

Sep-21

£25,000

65QX815636

Outer London

£5,000

Mar-05

£25,000

455BT711291

Kent

£14,550

May-21

£25,000

494BZ074713

Cambridgeshire

£8,000

Mar-22

£25,000

135TX664848

Berkshire

£50

Feb-08

£25,000

249WR973978

East Sussex

£10,000

Jun-15

£25,000

502FT458358

Derbyshire

£24,900

Jun-22

£25,000

355TD023740

Essex

£49,000

Mar-19

£25,000

487MF008742

Norfolk

£50,000

Jan-22

£25,000

249AC019340

South Yorkshire

£49,998

Jun-15

£25,000

227YY814190

Somerset

£35,000

Jul-14

£25,000

422YL905374

London

£50,000

Nov-20

£25,000

379RQ174278

Devon

£2,500

Jan-20

£25,000

370SN803982

Essex

£28,000

Sep-19

£25,000

438HE586138

Gloucestershire

£35,000

Feb-21

£25,000

506ZQ031228

West Sussex

£5,000

Jul-22

£25,000

193JW731775

Essex

£5,000

May-12

£25,000

341SH239554

Derbyshire

£6,000

Oct-18

£25,000

476ST717654

Fife

£7,000

Oct-21

£25,000

286SQ729752

Kent

£27,950

Nov-16

£25,000

447NB089752

Shropshire

£50,000

Mar-21

£25,000

359VB320074

South Yorkshire

£8,500

May-19

£25,000

488ZG164074

Norfolk

£9,999

Feb-22

£25,000

445AF677919

Hertfordshire

£47,000

Mar-21

£25,000

390YX687996

Cornwall

£36,350

Apr-20

£25,000

510AQ457089

West Scotland

£15,000

Aug-22

£25,000

492PY245179

Surrey

£29,000

Mar-22

£25,000

16NK705419

Tyne and Wear

£5,000

Mar-94

£25,000

425YZ014703

Croydon

£5,000

Dec-20

£25,000

397BM288620

Devon

£10,000

Jun-20

£25,000

482DW457300

Bedfordshire

£500

Dec-21

£25,000

442YC730264

Buckinghamshire

£49,950

Mar-21

£25,000

309WX640314

Northern Ireland

£49,995

Aug-17

£25,000

72QW292199

Glasgow, City of

£5,000

Jul-98

£25,000

415RR008976

Oxfordshire

£25,000

Oct-20

£25,000

262MK523544

Devon

£25,000

Dec-15

£25,000

36ZL454576

Overseas

£5,000

Jun-95

£25,000

387YG504479

Dorset

£49,993

Mar-20

£25,000

132YL917889

South Scotland

£1,000

Oct-07

£25,000

274LH146774

East Sussex

£10,000

Jun-16

£25,000

420GV766559

Inner London

£30,000

Nov-20

£25,000

405JQ250642

Cheshire East

£10,000

Jul-20

£25,000

326QD962572

Bristol, City of

£10,000

Mar-18

£25,000

446WW607124

South Gloucestershire

£10,000

Mar-21

£25,000

484CY655939

Cheshire

£4,000

Dec-21

£25,000

445AW041945

Outer London

£17,899

Mar-21

£25,000

395JY289550

Hertfordshire

£50,000

May-20

£25,000

467JH882300

Bromley

£28,000

Aug-21

£25,000

467AB971398

Overseas

£15,000

Aug-21

£25,000

503KK496828

Derby

£25,000

Jun-22

£25,000

299WY163184

Surrey

£9,900

Apr-17

£25,000

292RL970087

East Sussex

£17,000

Jan-17

£25,000

117XM387429

Outer London

£5,000

Oct-06

£25,000

208TP625938

Essex

£20,000

Jul-13

£25,000

482NZ028686

North Yorkshire

£40,000

Nov-21

£25,000

200EF357199

South Scotland

£2,500

Dec-12

£25,000

500RF246102

Hereford and Worcester

£10,000

May-22

£25,000

398GC474398

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£6,000

Jun-20

£25,000

363WV876864

Leicestershire

£22,500

Jul-19

£25,000

478ZT760015

Swansea

£20,600

Nov-21

£25,000

175VH065414

Essex

£5,000

Dec-10

£25,000

351BZ864194

Kent

£1,000

Jan-19

£25,000

510VV895956

Greater Manchester

£25,000

Aug-22

£25,000

142YL883564

Northern Ireland

£5,000

Sep-08

£25,000

429SV853740

Avon

£50,000

Dec-20

Information supplied by National Savings & Investments

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