A WOMAN from Cumbria has got her August off to an amazing start by scooping a £1million jackpot.

The woman’s numbers coming up made her the first millionaire prize winner of the August’s £1 million NS&I Premium Bond draw.

She shares the joy with another £1million winner from outer London.

In the August 2020 prize draw, a total of 3,782,170 prizes worth £108,107,000 were paid out. There were 92,663,149,308 eligible bonds for the draw.

This latest win makes her the seventh Premium Bonds winner in the county. The last jackpot win in the area was in November 2019.

It is not known which part of Cumbria the lucky winner lives in.

She purchased the winning bond ten years ago in November 2010 and has a total of £5,900 in Premium Bonds.

Other customers can check to see if they have won by using the nsandi.com prize checker and prize checker app from today.

Jill Waters, NS&I’s retail director, said: “Each £1 bond has an equal chance of winning and the magic of Premium Bonds is that regular saving habits can lead to winning a life-changing sum of money.

“The minimum investment is now £25 which means that it is easier to save in Premium Bonds than ever before. The enduring appeal is the chance to be surprised and delighted by any of the three-million-plus tax-free prizes, including the two £1million jackpots.”

NS&I is one of the largest savings and investment organisations in the UK. All products offer 100 per cent capital security, because NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.

Since the first draw in June 1957, the computer, commonly known as ERNIE, has drawn 491 million prizes with a total value of £20.9 billion.

The annual Premium Bonds prize fund rate is 1.40 per cent and the odds of each individual Bond number winning any prize are 24,500 to 1.

Money paid in to the Premium Bonds accounts can be withdrawn at any time. They also offer junior ISAs, income bonds, direct ISAs, direct savers and investment accounts.

NS&I began in 1861, when the Government established the Post Office Savings Bank. The aims were to provide a secure place for people to save, and a source of funds for public borrowing. Find out more at: nsandi.com