Today I received an envelope in the post which looked familiar. I used to see the same envelope each month when I bought Premium Bonds by standing order. At first I thought it was a confirmation that the bonds that I sold last month had been processed. I had checked my bank account the other night and noticed that the bonds had been sold and that the money had been credited to my account.
I opened the envelope to find that I had won £50 worth of Premium Bonds. When I sold the bonds I had kept a note of the numbers, as recommended on the form. Low and behold the winning Premium Bond was one that I had just sold. Luckily I had ticked the box to only sell the bonds after the next draw.