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WANTED! 400,000 MISSING WINNERS OF PREMIUM BOND
PRIZES WORTH £ 23.6 MILLION
16 July 2004
A coast to coast search is underway to find the missing winners of £23.6 million of unclaimed
Premium Bond prizes. The 400,000 unclaimed prizes range in value from £25,000 to £25 and
their owners reside all over the UK, and some abroad, according to National Savings and
Investments (NS&I). (Bond numbers of high value unclaimed prizes are in the Notes to
Editors).

Top ten UK regions for unclaimed Premium Bond prizes
      Region             Number of unclaimed prizes       Value of unclaimed prizes

 1    Greater London     91,560                           £5,463,800

 2    Scotland           27,100                           £1,587,350

 3    Lancashire         19,659                           £1,158,420

 4    Yorkshire          18,442                           £1,078,099

 5    Wales              15,788                           £929,350

 6    Sussex             11,314                           £671,000

 7    Essex              10,889                           £649,175

 8    Kent               10,590                           £620,125

 9    Surrey             10,406                           £609,825

 10   Hampshire          10,113                           £585,111
Recent NS&I research* revealed that one in six people who moved house in the last 12
months forgot to pass on their change of address details to all their financial providers. This
is why prizes go unclaimed.

NS&I is keen to reunite winners with their prizes and urges customers to get back in touch
and check if they are a winner.

There is no time limit on claiming. Each unclaimed prize is held until the winner can be
tracked down. The oldest unclaimed prize dates back to the first draw in June 1957.

Some people might not be aware they have Premium Bonds, which are entered into the prize
draw each month. They might not remember making their original investment or perhaps they,
like many others, were given Premium Bonds as a child and have simply forgotten about
them. There£s one teenager in Essex, for example, who doesn£t know they£ve won £10,000.

Gill Cattanach, NS&I commercial director said, "Our aim is to reunite Premium Bond
customers with the £23.6 million in unclaimed prizes and we urge those customers who£ve
forgotten to tell us they£ve changed address to get in touch to check if they are a winner."

If Premium Bond holders have changed their address and told NS&I, it£s unlikely that
they have any unclaimed prizes, but if they think they have missed out on a Premium
Bond prize either:

LOG ON TO
www.nsandi.com and use the Premium Bond prize checker. You will need your holder
number.

WRITE TO
Premium Bonds
National Savings and Investments
Blackpool
FY3 9ZW

You will need to provide as many details as possible, such as past names and addresses if
you do not know your bond or holder numbers.

VISIT A MAIN POST OFFICE
And ask to see the supplement to the London Gazette for a list of unclaimed prizes.

Ends

Notes to Editors
Highest value unclaimed Premium Bond prizes
 Winning
                 Prize      Date of    Area of          Last known      Present   Current
 Bond
                 value      Purchase   purchase         living in       holding   age
 number

 07KB745181      £25,000    1971       London TW        London E1       £22       26-35

 11KB156268      £10,000    1980       Lichfield        Lichfield       £20       24-35

 03DS884311      £10,000    1970       Derby            Derby           £1        65+

 24KB509100      £10,000    1989       Ilford           Ilford          £10       16-25

 36RF910299      £5,000     1994       Dorset           Dorset          £8,600    Unknown

                                                        Stratford-
 03BW704726      £5,000     1972       York                             £203      Unknown
                                                        Upon-Avon

 26XZ579029      £5,000     1994       London           London          £4,461    70

 28PK991235      £5,000     1991       Colchester       Colchester      £1,200    Unknown

 10LT976369      £5,000     1978       Hammersmith      Hammersmith     £50       Unknown

 08EP999777      £5,000     1981       Newcastle        Newcastle       £15       17-25

 04BB564177      £5,000     1972       Belfast          Belfast         £171      Unknown

 08DS137312      £5,000     1988       Unknown          South Africa    £2,000    65+

 07BN917085      £5,000     1976       London N19       London N19      £14       36-45

 63YZ430355      £5,000     1999       Dartford         Dartford        £19,995   65+

 03QL448423      £5,000     1965       Dartford         New Zealand     £75       Unknown

                                       St Austell,      St Austell,
 02MT341072      £5,000     1976                                        £30       Unknown
                                       Cornwall         Cornwall

 01DF230538      £5,000     1966       Newcastle        Newcastle       £4        36-45

 03BB947910      £5,000     1970       London E12       London E12      £2        36-45

 10VS930686      £5,000     1974       Sheffield        Sheffield       £100      Unknown

 08FT480057      £5,000     1978       Hartlepool       Hartlepool      £20       Unknown

 14XS489423      £5,000     1980       Grays, Essex     Grays, Essex    £600      Unknown

 00BB435614      £5,000     1972       Eastbourne       Montrose        £2        Unknown

                                       Buckhurst        Buckhurst
 02LZ879618      £5,000     1958                                        £25       Unknown
                                       Hill, Essex      Hill, Essex

 01KS402526      £5,000     1957       London W11       London W11      £17       Unknown
* Research carried out by TNS PhoneBus, 7 - 9 May 2004 among 1,013 adults aged 16+.
Respondents were asked "Have you moved home in the last 12 months?", "When you moved
home, did you forget to forward your new address to any organisation that you have savings,
investments or another financial product with?"

Premium bond prizes are classified as unclaimed if they have not been claimed 18 months
after the Prize Draw in which they were won. NS&I make strenuous efforts to trace missing
Premium Bond customers, usually those who have moved without forwarding change of
address details.

FOR DETAILED REGIONAL DATA AND FURTHER INFORMATION ON UNCLAIMED
PREMIUM BOND PRIZES CONTACT THE NS&I MEDIA TEAM. PHOTOGRAPHY
AVAILABLE.

      Mark Brooks             020 7348 9301           mark.brooks@nsandi.com
      Jonathan Akerman        020 7348 9433           jonathan.akerman@nsandi.com
      Elen Thomas             020 7348 9654           elen.thomask@nsandi.com
      Wendy Franklin          020 7348 9449           wendy.franklin@nsandi.com
      ISDN for interviews     020 7602 4522
      Out of hours            All above numbers go    to mobile phones staffed 24 hours
Media team
NS&I has a number of spokespeople available for interviews and our experienced radio team
is available via our ISDN line: 020 7602 4522.

The numbers below are for media use only. Customers wishing to contact NS&I can find
details here.

Gareth Headon          020 7348 9494
                       gareth.headon@nsandi.com
Gill Stephens          020 7348 9449
                       gill.stephens@nsandi.com
Iman Asante            020 7348 9301
                       iman.asante@nsandi.com
Angela Mason           020 7348 9433
                       angela.mason@nsandi.com
Monica Del-Villar      020 7348 9654
                       monica.del-villar@nsandi.com

ISDN for interviews    020 7602 4522

Out of hours            All numbers above diverted to staffed mobile phones

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