Were you a March 2015 Premium Bonds winner?

Were you a March 2015 Premium Bonds winner?

Were you one of the lucky winners in this month's Premium Bonds draw?

Once again, two lucky players won £1,000,000 each this month.

One of the winners is a female living in Stoke-on-Tren who has total holdings of £40,000. Her winning bond (bond number: 222AN135267) was bought in June 2014.

The second winner is a male living in the London. This player's winning bond (bond number: 3WQ482964) was bought in May 2004. He had total holdings of £26,200.

For the March 2015 draw, ERNIE paid out over 2 million prizes, together amounting to over £59 million in value.

Take a look at the rest of the big prize winning numbers from this month's draw to see if you were a winner.
Prize value Winning bond numberAreaTotal value of holdingDate of purchase
£1,000,0003WQ482964Inner London£26,200May 04
£1,000,000222AN135267Stoke-on-Trent£40,000Jun 14
£100,00033CV870996Inner London£40,000May 03
£100,000214BB734886South Yorkshire£5,175Nov 13
£100,000148SZ205668Nottinghamshire£30,000Dec 08
£100,000219QZ444789Lancashire£30,000Mar 14
£50,000TR138882Leicester£28,251Mar 04
£50,000202XB754358Oxfordshire£5,000Feb 13
£50,000KR329167West Midlands£30,300Nov 03
£50,000166DP871071Wales£40,000Mar 10
£50,000234FX950658Oxfordshire£21,125Oct 14
£50,000216PH466564Staffordshire£11,004Jan 14
£50,000221KG536881North Yorkshire£29,725May 14
£50,000232YH370507Hertfordshire£11,050Oct 14
£50,000210JC236919Cardiff£40,000Aug 13
£50,000225NJ216406Kent£40,000Jun 14
£25,000211DN481521Norfolk£22,810Sep 13
£25,000233SL179652Cheshire East£25,000Oct 14
£25,000190KQ605512Mid Scotland and Fife£30,400Feb 12
£25,000219WW392518Hampshire and Isle of Wight£30,000Apr 14
£25,00012SL772670Buckinghamshire£2,650Feb 84
£25,000152RP859923Greater Manchester£8,000Mar09
£25,000124DG785381Devon£18,000Mar 07
£25,000228WM062195North East Scotland£40,000Aug 14
£25,00059LH721054Barnet£30,000Feb 05
£25,00046GM221558Avon£40,000Jul 03
£25,000179YY410032Somerset£9,725Apr 11
£25,000139LB380450South Yorkshire£18,700May 08
£25,000144RC373090Norwich£27,051Oct 08
£25,000177GK615742Somerset£16,880Jan 11
£25,000161SY921033Wales£30,000Nov 09
£25,000198XF118245Cornwall£30,000Nov 12

Information supplied by National Savings & Investments

The annual Premium Bonds prize fund rate is currently 1.35% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning a prize are 26,000 to 1. The chances of all bonds winning are the same, regardless of when or where they were bought.

There is no time limit for claiming prizes, and Premium Bonds holders can reduce the chances of their prizes becoming unclaimed by managing their Premium Bonds online or opting to have any prizes paid directly into their bank accounts by BACS, with notification by email. To sign up, holders should visit: http://www.nsandi.com/register

Customers can check the Premium Bonds prize checker on the NS&I website to see if they have won.

Alternatively, you can check in here every month to see if you were a winner.

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Back then there was no choice, because the mass-produced microwaveable meal was just a glint in a marketing guru's eye, but now, cooking from scratch can save substantial sums.
The older generation learned that there were meat-free days of the week to save money, and that if you had meat you''d stretch mince with breadcrumbs, or buy cheaper joints and use every scrap.
Perfect fruit and vegetables and top-of-the-range brands are a new phenomenon. Buy generic non-branded food and fruit and vegetables in whatever size and shape is most affordable

Nowadays we rush around the supermarket grabbing things we like the look of - with little idea of what we're going to do with it. Making a list and thinking about what you buy can save you thousands of pounds over the course of a year.

There's no such thing as 'left-overs' there's just the ingredients for tomorrow's dinner. The remains of the meat can be stir-fried the next day, the vegetables blended into  soup, and the potatoes saved for bubble and squeak.

Try an experiment and eliminate everything from your life with the word disposable in the title. Not only will you save money, but your bin will take far longer to fill too.

Before you bin anything, think twice about whether you can give it a second life. Think carefully, does your granny have her tried and tested tips that she has a habit of mentioning, for instance, washing out freezer bags? If you mock, you're missing a trick and wasting money and resources.
Cutting out draughts and insulating your home properly can cut 10% off your heating bill.
Back in the 1940s when no-one had central heating, people got used to wearing another layer at home. Try lowering your thermostat gradually, and only stop when those around you start to notice - you'll be surprised how much you can save.
If you save your washing and dish washing until you have a full load every time you'll save energy and save money.
Over the generations we have been sucked into believing the hype. In the days when adverts were few-and-far between, we managed without many of the things we consider essential nowadays. Re-consider what you buy, and why. Without advertising, would you buy any of it?
It's always cheaper to save in advance and plan a purchase than to rush in and borrow - which could end up costing you hundreds of pounds more in interest.
Older generations typically withdraw what they can afford to spend in cash and then leave their debit card at home or deep in their wallets. This has the advantage that they don't tend to reach for a debit or credit card and spend more than they can afford.
Because the older generations couldn't borrow their way out of trouble, they tended to plan more. Give your family a financial safety and a nest egg for the future.
Back when there were only a finite number of items of clothing to go around in a neighbourhood, people borrowed from each other for special occasions. Nowadays swapping and sharing can save substantial sums
Back in the 1940s when no-one had central heating, people got used to wearing another layer at home. Try lowering your thermostat gradually, and only stop when those around you start to notice - you'll be surprised how much you can save.
There was a time not so long ago when no-one could actually remember anyone who had actually bought a bike. They were passed through the siblings, then across family and friends networks, so that decades later, children were still learning to ride a bike for free. Of course it helps if you buy something gender-neutral, then you can hand it down, and reap the benefits as others hand expensive toys on to you.
In previous generations, neighbours would think nothing of asking each other to babysit, walk their dog, or to borrow a ladder. Nowadays we pay handsomely for babysitters and dog walkers, and each have an expensive ladder gathering dust in the shed.
The army of people who come to our homes to do odd jobs is a new phenomenon for all but the very wealthy. You may well have the skills required to complete these jobs, so get stuck in.

Ditch going out for dinner or browsing round the shops for taking a walk, visiting the beach with a picnic, or holding a family DVD night.

Nowadays we're constantly striving for a bigger TV, a flashier car and a better kitchen. Generations ago people never considered that they would ever be able to afford bigger, flashier and better, so they got on with the business of enjoying what they had.

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