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Are you a Premium Bonds winner this November?

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Two Premium Bonds winners from Hertfordshire and Essex have scooped the £1m jackpot.

The first winner to scoop the life-changing sum is from Hertfordshire and had the winning number 460WE462342.

They hold £15,000 in Premium Bonds and bought the winning bond in June 2021. This win makes them the fifteenth jackpot winner from Hertfordshire.

The second winning bond number was 245PK699534 and belongs to an Essex resident. They hold £25,253 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning bond in May 2015. They become the twentieth Premium Bonds millionaire from Essex.

While the millionaire winners are notified on the first working day of the month, everyone else will have to wait until tomorrow to find out if they are one of the 4.9 million Premium Bonds winners.

There were 119.4 billion numbers eligible for the draw, with nearly five million prizes worth £218.9m this month.

To check if you’ve won, see the NS&I prize checker, the prize checker app or via an Alexa-enabled device.

You’ll need your Premium Bonds holder number to check, and you can also see if you have any unclaimed prizes.

‘Unexpected windfall’

Jill Waters, NS&I retail director, said: “I’m delighted for our two new Premium Bonds millionaires from Hertfordshire and Essex – we want to congratulate them on what I’m sure was a very unexpected windfall.

“Premium Bonds are a fun way to start saving – customers are in with the chance of winning any one of our more than 4.9 million prizes. Their wins could be life changing, as we’ve seen with our two winners in Hertfordshire and Essex. People up and down the country can start their Premium Bonds journey with an initial investment of just £25.”

Since the first draw in July 1957, ERNIE, the Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment, has drawn 592 million prizes with a total value of £23.9bn.

Just last month, the prize draw saw an extra £79m added to the prize pot, as NS&I, the government’s savings arms, pushed the prize fund rate up from 1.4% to 2.2% as it improved the odds of winning from 24,500 to one to 24,000 to one.

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