The £1 million Premium Bonds jackpot winners for March come from Bristol and Kent.

306PG138556 was the first Bond number drawn and it belongs to a female from Bristol. The winning Bond forms part of a £50,000 holding and was purchased in July 2017. The win makes the woman the tenth jackpot winner from Bristol.

The second Bond number drawn was 307PX582004 and it belongs to a woman in Kent. She holds £40,002 in Premium Bonds and the winning Bond was also purchased in July 2017. The win makes the woman the twenty-second Premium Bonds millionaire from Kent.

The way Premium Bonds prizes are paid is changing from Spring 2021

From spring 2021, NS&I will begin to phase out the use of Premium Bonds prize cheques. Instead, Premium Bonds customers can arrange to have any prizes they win paid directly into their bank account or automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds up to the maximum limit of £50,000. The withdrawal of prize warrants will not begin until the spring of 2021, so customers do not need to take action now and can do so at a later date. NS&I will announce a new date from which warrants will start to be phased out in due course.

There are several ways that Premium Bonds customers can provide NS&I with their bank account details:

  1. Customers already registered for NS&I’s online and phone services can input their bank account details quickly, easily and securely by logging into their account on NS&I’s website. They should visit and use the secure log in. They should go to ’Your profile’ and select ‘Your prize options’ and choose to have prizes paid directly to their bank account or to have prizes automatically reinvested into more Premium Bonds.
  2. Customers who are not registered can use NS&I’s new prize options service. The new service consists of a secure three-stage process. Customers can visit to input their bank account details and should have their Premium Bonds holder’s number to hand, which they can find on their Bond record. Customers should enter their UK bank account details and can choose to have prizes paid directly into their bank account or reinvested into more Premium Bonds (up to the maximum £50,000). Customers who opt to use this service will need either an email address or a UK mobile phone number so that NS&I can notify them of any prize win by either text message or email. If customers do not have access to an email address or UK mobile phone, they should call 08085 007 007 and our call centre staff will be available to support.
  3. Customers who are unable to provide their bank details online can phone our call centre on 08085 007 007 to select their prize options.

Checking Premium Bonds prizes

Customers can check to see if they have won on the prize checker, prize checker app or via their Alexa enabled device from Tuesday 2 March 2021. Customers will need their Premium Bonds holder’s number to use the website and their NS&I number or holder’s number to check via the app.

March 2021 prize draw breakdown
In the March 2021 prize draw, a total of 3,022,805 prizes worth £86,905,650 will be paid out. There were 104,286,774,319 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 516 million prizes with a total value of £21.5 billion.

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Notes to Editors

  1. NS&I announced on 1 December 2020 that it would delay the phasing out of Premium Bonds prize cheques until spring 2021 to give customers more time to provide NS&I with their bank account details.
  2. NS&I has spokespeople available for interview, including Agent Million, as well as a wealth of facts and figures (including regional) about Premium Bonds. If you require any further details, please contact the NS&I media team on the contact details below or tweet your question to @nsandi
  3. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  4. NS&I is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK, offering a range of savings and investments to 25 million customers. All products offer 100% capital security, because NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.
  5. The annual Premium Bonds prize fund rate is currently 1.00% and the odds of each individual Bond number winning any prize are currently 34,500 to 1. The prize fund rate and the odds of winning are variable, so they can change from time to time.
  6. Pictures of ERNIE 5, the previous ERNIEs and Premium Bonds, including the Premium Bonds app, are available in high-resolution jpeg format from the NS&I media team.
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