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Well that was a tantalising 10 mins with the unclaimed premium bond prize list
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PerkingFaintly · 24/01/2022 00:33

It goes back to 1957!

But alas, none of mine were on there. Not even from the years they didn't have my up-to-date address.

Pah!

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PerkingFaintly · 24/01/2022 00:35

It's here, in case anyone should strike lucker than me.Grin

www.nsandi.com/get-to-know-us/winning-bonds-downloads

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purpleme12 · 24/01/2022 00:41

It won't let me open the I'll have to look on my laptop tomorrow

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SuperSocks · 24/01/2022 01:55

Can you still claim no matter how long ago the win would have been?

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BarbaraofSeville · 24/01/2022 05:31

Yes @SuperSocks. I suppose you'd need to prove that the bond is yours - they're linked by name and NI.

I don't know what happens if the holder has died though. Would it have to be included in inheritence and reassigned to someone to claim?

From that list I can see that there are 5 unclaimed £100k prizes from very old bonds - the starting numbers are all very low (5-10) and if you buy bonds these days, the number at the beginning is in the 400s.

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Whatliesbeneath707 · 24/01/2022 06:24

Can I ask how it works @PerkingFaintly please? The link won't open. Do you need to search the numbers manually yourself? Thanks.

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PermanentTemporary · 24/01/2022 06:46

Yes I wonder whether they get information about deaths. Surely they must do, or they could do?

I cashed my £5 of premium bonds from 1970 in a long time ago so not sure why I'm looking Grin

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PerkingFaintly · 24/01/2022 11:26

Oh, try this page if it isn't working. Apparently there's even a prize-checker app for recent prizes!

www.nsandi.com/beta/search/help/unclaimed%20prizes

The full unclaimed list is a loooong text file. I used Find and checked my numbers individually.

It was very exciting on the occasions I'd typed in five digits and there were still matches. Alas, come digit six... Sad
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PerkingFaintly · 25/01/2022 22:03

Anyone have any luck?

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BarryTheKestrel · 25/01/2022 22:08

The link won't open on my phone but will get on the laptop in the morning as I'm sure I have a few bonds out there. No idea how I'd go about claiming though. They were bought for me by my great grandmother at birth and honestly I always forget they exist/may have cashed them in years ago for a small amount and forgotten about it!

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PerkingFaintly · 26/01/2022 18:39

Sorry people are still having trouble with links. Maybe the front page is safest: www.nsandi.com

Scroll down to "Prize Checker" at the bottom.

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SuperSocks · 27/01/2022 20:05

Urgh, no, nothing. Mind you I only have £130 worth...

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purpleme12 · 27/01/2022 20:20

I typed mine in prize checker it said no luck time and then right underneath it said
you have £75 in unclaimed prizes

I don't understand?

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Muchtoomuchtodo · 27/01/2022 20:23

That’s a job that’s just been added to my ‘to do’ list.

I’ll let you know if I have any success 🤞🏻

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PerkingFaintly · 27/01/2022 20:26

@purpleme12

I typed mine in prize checker it said no luck time and then right underneath it said
you have £75 in unclaimed prizes

I don't understand?

Shock

So you've won £75 in an earlier draw and not claimed it?!
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ponkydonkey · 27/01/2022 20:30

I found some of my grandparents premium bonds in their stuff... they were from the 1950's
No idea if they've been cashed in or not!

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purpleme12 · 27/01/2022 20:30

These premium bonds I've had for years from many addresses ago
Which is why I checked them after reading this thread
To be honest I wasn't really sure how they worked
Does this mean I've won £75 in an earlier draw then?

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PerkingFaintly · 27/01/2022 20:34

YES! YES YOU HAVE!

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PerkingFaintly · 27/01/2022 20:36

You need to get in touch with National Savings & Investments pronto and update all your contact info with them.

Congratulations!

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PermanentTemporary · 27/01/2022 20:37

OK this is officially the best thread ever now Wine

What year was your win?

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JustWonderingIfYou · 27/01/2022 20:39

How do you know your bond numbers?

I know I had about £400 worth as a child but I've not seen any letter since I won £20 in the 90s.

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PerkingFaintly · 27/01/2022 20:40

ponkydonkey, there's information on Premium Bonds after someone dies here: www.nsandi.com/help/manage-money-for-others/customers-who-have-died

IIUC the Bonds cease to be eligible for prizes after 12 months from the date of death. However I don't know whether you'd be able to cash them in. Best to ask NS&I.

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purpleme12 · 27/01/2022 20:41

2018 and 2018 it says!
Wow I'm really glad I found this thread now!

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PerkingFaintly · 27/01/2022 20:42

JustWonderingIfYou what you need is your Holder Number, which will be on any modern correspondence or Bond.

When I updated my address with them after decades, they sent me a letter listing all my Bond numbers.

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JustWonderingIfYou · 27/01/2022 20:46

Thank you. Suspect mine are all lost then! Hope there's a few more winners.

Very useful thread Smile

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SuperSocks · 27/01/2022 20:46

I'm confused now. It let me check whether I'd had a recent win, but now I've tried to set up an account so they can notify me by email in future but it says that the format of my NS&I number isn't write? The NS&I number is the same as your holders number right?

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