March premium bond winners both from East Anglia | moneyfacts.co.uk

nigel woollsey

Nigel Woollsey

Online Writer
Published: 02/03/2020

Two lucky winners from East Anglia will certainly have a spring in their step after landing the top £1 million prize in this month’s National Savings & Investment (NS&I) premium bond prize draw.

March millionaires

The first – hailing from the fine city of Norwich – holds the winning premium bond number 250KD320334, which was purchased in July 2015. The second resides in Cambridgeshire and has pulled off an amazing win with their premium bond number 334AX125846, landing the top prize with a bond bought less than two years ago for just £25.
Our sincerest congratulations to these two winners!

More big premium bond prize winners

While the £1 million prizes always attract the most publicity, there are a huge number of other lucky savers – each receiving a cash prize from a whopping £100,000 down to a more modest £25.

The six lucky people to each claim a £100,000 prize hold the premium bond numbers 273YK002408, 321VH752852, 285EC859883, 281MF134212, 28CH211460 and 274TF265943. The winners hail from all over the country, including Norwich (again!), Essex, Avon, Tyne and Wear, Inner London and County Durham respectively.

Champagne corks are likely to be also popping for the fortunate 12 premium bond holders who landed a £50,000 prize each, as well as the 25 people who have walked away £25,000 richer today. It’s also worth noting that two of the savers who won a £25,000 prize did so with premium bonds worth just £50 and £25, proving that you don’t have to be a big investor with NS&I to land a very substantial windfall.

A further 60 people have won £10,000, 120 savers are celebrating a £5,000 win and over 2,000 people have secured a very handy extra £1,000 this month.

Checking if you’re a winner

It’s a sobering fact that some £63 million in premium bond prizes lays unclaimed with NS&I. Sadly, these are often people who have forgotten that they have premium bond investments or have failed to notify NS&I of a change of address when they move home.

However, the good news is that there are several ways to check if you are a premium bond winner: the first is to use NS&I’s free online Premium Bond Prize Checker, while smartphone users can download the same app from the App Store or Google Play.

It’s also a good idea to keep your address and contact details up to date by visiting NS&I and registering for its online service. Those registering can also have any winnings paid directly into their bank account.

Don’t leave a decent return on your savings to chance

Of course, winning a life-altering amount on the premium bonds is all well and good, but it’s not something you can guarantee. Instead, why not check that you are getting the very best interest rate possible for your nest egg?

Check out the Moneyfacts.co.uk comparison tables for a range of savings products, including fixed rate bonds, easy access accounts, tax-free ISAs, notice accounts and much more.

In addition, you can keep updated on what great deals are available for savings, mortgages, credit cards and lots more by subscribing to our free Weekend Moneyfacts and Savers Friend e-newsletters.

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