Two Premium Bond holders in Devon and Outer London will be celebrating the start of spring in style, after each winning a £1 million top prize in March's Premium Bonds draw. They have become the 357th and 358th millionaires since the jackpot was introduced in 1994.
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The winner from Devon is a woman with the maximum holding of £50,000, whose winning Bond was purchased in January 2016 (winning Bond number: 264BD750537). She becomes the 12th person from the county to win the top prize, and the first since last April.
The successful millionaire from Outer London follows hot on the heels of a jackpot winner from the region just last month. The lucky man holds £35,012 in Premium Bonds, with the winning Bond purchased in July 2014, and the winning Bond number: 227QD676218.
There were a total of over 2.2 million prizes paid out this month, worth more than £70 million. They also included three prizes of £100,000, six of £50,000, 13 of £25,000 and 29 of £10,000. There were over 2.1 million prizes of £25.
Premium Bonds holders can check to see if they have won a prize in this month's draw, any of the draws in the last six months, or if they have any unclaimed prizes for free online. Alternatively they can download the Prize Checker app, free from Google Play or the Apple Store.
As well as this month's prizes, you can also check for any unclaimed prizes that you may have lost touch with. There are over 1.3 million unclaimed prizes worth more than £54 million currently waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners.
In Devon, the oldest unclaimed prize belongs to a woman from a draw in February 1965, which is worth £25. The highest unclaimed prizes include a £25,000 win from May 2014 for a man with just £20 invested, as well as a £5,000 win for a woman in the county from October 2014.
The largest unclaimed prize in Outer London is £100,000, and was won by a woman in the February 2007 draw - she only has £25 invested in Premium Bonds. There are also a further four unclaimed prizes worth £10,000 and five £5,000 prizes remaining unclaimed in the region. The oldest prize that remains unclaimed was from a draw in November 1961, and was £25 belonging to a man with £40 invested.
Jill Waters, Retail Director at NS&I, said: "As well as the top prizes, there are still over 21,000 prizes in Devon and more than 153,000 in Outer London that remain unclaimed, worth in excess of £830,000 and £6.2 million respectively.
"As people across the UK think about an annual spring clean, they may come across some old paperwork or Premium Bonds certificates. If they haven't already, Premium Bond holders can register online at nsandi.com to manage their Bonds, as well as choosing to have all future prizes paid directly into their bank account."