Resident holds the ticket to 56-year-old Premium Bond

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A man from South Yorkshire possesses the oldest unclaimed prize in £44m worth of cash owed to Premium Bond holders with National Savings and Investments.

The organisation is attempting to track down 898,000 past winners of payouts to hand the money over.

And officials revealed the backlog begins with a South Yorkshire resident who won £25 in November 1957, the year after Premium Bonds were introduced by the then Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan.

If he is still alive, he will find his prize money considerably eroded by inflation.

But he has no time limit on claiming, as there is no deadline for prizes.

n Visit or write to Premium Bonds, National Savings and Investments, Glasgow, G58 1SB to find out if you are owed a prize.