Premium Bonds: May winners announced

Did you win big this month?

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If you're hoping for a big windfall before the summer holidays you might be in luck because this month's Premium Bond millionaires have just been announced.

This month's jackpot winners are a man from West Scotland who had £50,000 invested from which the winning bond was bought in August 2010.

He is the first jackpot winner holding the maximum £50,000 since the Premium Bond holding limit was raised in June 2015.

A woman from Surrey who had £23,950 invested is the second millionaire, with her winning bond having been bought in February 2009.

This is the 21st winner from Surrey with the last win coming 10 months ago. This is only the second winner from West Scotland however.

Six people were also lucky enough to get their hands on a £100,000 windfall with one entrant from Lancashire only having a holding of £20, with their winning bond having been bought in March 1981.

Breakdown of May's prizes:
Value of PrizeNumber of Prizes
£100,0006
£50,00010
£25,00023
£10,00057
£5,000113
£1,0001,372
£5004,116
£10018,814
£5018,814
£252,304,675
Total prize fund value
£68,678,925
Total number of prizes
2,348,000

Information provided by NS&I

If you're worried about missing out on a unclaimed Premium Bonds prize then remove the stress by registering to have any prizes paid directly into your bank account.

Don't worry it won't just sit there until you check your finances, you'll also get an email notifying you of your win.

There are currently 1.2 million unclaimed Premium Bond prizes around the UK totalling more than £51.9 million, so it's definitely worth checking if you've missed out on a big win!

If you're worried about your privacy when it comes to the announcement of Premium Bond winners, don't panic. The NS&I only list the area of the winners when there are at least 100,000 Premium Bonds holders living there.

You can also head to the NS&I website to check whether you've won on your Bonds here.

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