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Are you a Premium Bonds millionaire?

Are you a Premium Bonds millionaire?
Emma Lunn
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Emma Lunn

Two Premium Bonds holders, from West Sussex and Hampshire, celebrate £1m jackpot wins this month.

There were more than 5.8 million prizes in March’s draw, resulting in a total payout of more than £451m.

The first bond number drawn was 513VQ281226 and is held by a winner based in West Sussex. The winner has a holding of £50,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning bond in September 2022. They become the 13th jackpot winner from West Sussex.

The second bond number to win £1m this month was 441BK932039 and the bond holder lives in Hampshire. The winner holds £50,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased the winning bond in February 2021. They are the 12th Premium Bonds jackpot millionaire from Hampshire.

Andrew Westhead, National Savings and Investments (NS&I) retail director, said: “Congratulations to our £1m jackpot winners from West Sussex and Hampshire, who can now start planning what to do with their tax-free winnings.

“With a total prize pot of £451m this month, we’ve awarded Premium Bond holders with over 5.8 million prizes ranging from £25 to £1m. This month, two winners with a holding of £100 won a prize of £100,000, showing that every bond counts.”

Two Premium Bonds holders from this month’s draw are proving that smaller holdings can still win big. Two bond holders, from South West Wales and Leeds, scooped a £100,000 prize with only £100 invested in Premium Bonds.

One of the winners purchased the winning bonds in December 2023, meaning they only had to wait three months for their big win.

How to check if you have won

Premium Bond holders can check if they’ve won a prize in the March draw from Saturday 2 March by checking the NS&I website, the prize checker app, or asking Alexa.

To check on the NS&I website, customers will require their Premium Bonds holder’s number, while for the prize checker app, they’ll need their NS&I number or holder’s number. People can also check for any unclaimed prizes owed to them.

A total of 5,869,452 prizes worth £451,947,650 will be paid out in the March 2024 prize draw. There were 123,258,449,128 bond numbers eligible for the draw.

Premium Bond prize winners receive notifications of their winnings if they have registered their contact details. However, there are instances where customers relocate or forget to update their contact details with NS&I. This can lead to unclaimed prizes, especially for those who opt to receive their prizes via cheque rather than bank transfer.

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