TNational Savings and Investment (NS&I) offers premium bond holders the chance to win tax-free prizes ranging from £ 25 million to £ 1 million through a random draw every month.
While the chances of winning a £ 1 bond are slim, there are many people who choose to get bonds as a form of entertainment investment.
There are those who regularly check each month to see if they won any prize, while others did not take the winnings either because they did not inform NS&I of their new address, changed their personal details, or completely forgot about their investments.
How to check old bonds?
Bondholders should remember that prizes do not expire, which means you can simply check your history to see if you have won in the past.
If you haven’t checked in a while, just make sure you update your current address and the correct details in your account.
To check your bond history, you can go to the NS&I login page: https://secure.nsandi.com/thc/policyenforcer/pages/loginB2C.jsf and login using your NS&I number, last name and password.
Another way to check your bonds is to download the prize checker app and log in using your holder’s number. If you do not remember your number, you can call NS&I on 08085 007 007 (UK) or +44 1253 832007 (outside UK) and ask for help.
For those of you who prefer to ask by mail, you can write to NS&I and ask them to provide you with a history of your bond winnings.
Be sure to include your name, address, NS&I number or premium bondholder number in the letter and send it to NS&I, Glasgow, G58 1SB.