TWO lucky Brits have become millionaires this month after scooping the top Premium Bonds prize in September’s draw.
The winners of the cash windfall is a man from Surrey and another one from Hertfordshire.
Both had more money invested than previous jackpot winners from their regions, said NS&I, the company behind the Premium Bonds.
The winner from Surrey has £41,595 invested in Premium Bonds, and he bought the winning one numbered 319ML537267 in January 2018.
The second jackpot winner has the maximum £50,000 invested and he bought the winning bond 350AS143074 in January this year.
NS&I says that close to 3.4million other tax-free prizes between £25 and £100,000 will also be paid out this September.
In total, it will pay out £96,271,675, which includes six £100,000 prizes, 11 £50,000 prizes and 22 £25,000 jackpots.
If you are registered with NS&I online, it will inform you via email if you’ve been successful.
Alternatively, if you are not registered online, a letter will be sent to your home address.
Ian Ackerley, chief executive of NS&I, said: “Each £1 bond has an equal chance of winning.”
How can I buy Premium Bonds?
PREMIUM Bonds can be bought from National Saving and Investments (NS&I) which offers a variety of savings accounts.
If you want to get in on the action, you can buy them online or over the phone by calling 08085 007 007.
This is a freephone number and calls to it from the UK are free from both landlines and mobiles.
You can also buy by post.
Existing customers can also buy by bank transfer and standing order.
Each investment must be at least £25. You can put money in and take it out whenever you want and how much you earn is decided by a monthly prize draw.
Since February 2019, the minimum investment you can make is £25, dropped from £100.
The maximum you can invest in Premium Bonds is £50,000.
“Whether it is a high value holding like September’s winners or a smaller standing order that builds up steadily over time, the magic of Premium Bonds is that regular savings habits can lead to life-changing sums of money,” he added.
“The enduring appeal is the chance to be surprised and delighted by not only the jackpot, but by any of the three million plus tax-free prizes paid out this month.”
The firm is also urging all account holders to check whether they’ve previously won a share of the £63million pot of 1.6million unclaimed prizes.
This may have been because winners have moved house or changed email address and never received the letters or emails from NS&I.
Players will need to use the NS&I’s online prize checker to find out whether they’re a winner, or they can ask Amazon Alexa using their NS&I number.
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