NS&I updates premium bond price checker for September 2022 draw – did you win? | Personal finance | Finance

NS&I has updated the checker with details of this month’s winners, including two prizes for £1million. The tool is available on the group’s website, via the app or on Amazon Alexa, with more than 4.8 million prizes to be claimed this month.

The September £1million jackpot winners included someone from Sefton, with bond number 409PT785413, who has £50,000 in bonds and bought the winning bond in August 2020.

The other top prize was for bond number 324MB318235 which was bought in February 2018 by someone from West Sussex, with £50,000 in bonds.

A total of 4,862,556 prizes worth £138,988,000 were awarded this month, with over 3,000 people taking home £1,000 or more.

Jill Waters, NS&I’s Retail Director, said: “Congratulations to our September winners from Sefton and West Sussex.

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Once the skill is activated, the person can check prizes, know when the next results are due, and check for unclaimed prizes.

Savers can choose to have their prizes paid directly to their bank account or NS&I Direct Saver, or have them reinvested in more bonds.

Winners should receive a text or email from NS&I letting them know if they have won a prize with details on how to collect their winnings.

If a person has not received the prize money in their account after the seventh business day of the month, they can call NS&I to verify that they have the correct information.

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People who receive their prize by check may have to wait until the end of the month before their check arrives in the mail.

If a person has not received their check by then, they can contact NS&I who will arrange for a replacement check to be sent.

Prize checks expire after three months as a security measure, but can be replaced after this period.

NS&I recommends bondholders have their earnings sent to their bank account or reinvested, as a “fast, easy, safe and environmentally friendly way” to collect the earnings.

The login process for NS&I changed recently to improve security, with two-factor authentication (2FA) now in place.

2FA prevents scammers from gaining access to a person’s account, as fraudsters can sometimes find out a person’s NS&I number and even their password.

Customers will now receive a unique six-digit passcode sent to their mobile phone as an additional security check.

Savers who sign in will need to enter the code on the screen, follow the steps, and then that browser or device will be registered as trusted.

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