TWO lucky Premium Bonds holders have scooped the top prize in the February 2019 draw.
Here’s everything we know so far.
Who are the February 2019 Premium Bonds big winners?
A man from Humberside was revealed as the first million-pound winner for this month.
He scooped the windfall with the winning bonds number 196XA565201.
The unnamed man apparently bought £30,000 in Premium Bonds as an investment back in September 2012.
He is the third ever jackpot winner from the Humberside region.
The second winner for February 2019 is a man from Devon.
He bought his winning bond in July 2014 and won with bond number 227WY22783.
The two men are the 403rd and 404th winners of the £1million jackpot.
How many prizes were awarded overall this month?
In the February 2019 draw, around 3,223,731 prizes worth a staggering £92,144,925 were awarded.
The individual prizes range from £25 to £100,000.
NS&I’s retail director Jill Waters said: “February is the month known for St Valentines, and savers continue to show their love for Premium Bonds, resulting in a record pay out of prizes this month.
“Over three million prizes have been drawn by ERNIE who is responsible for spreading love all over the country, but his generosity will be most felt by the two lucky Premium Bonds holders in Humberside and Devon who received a special visit from Agent Million to hand deliver the £1 million windfall.”
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How can I check if I’ve missed a Premium Bonds prize?
Customers can check whether they have any unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes by visiting the NS&I website at www.nsandi.com.
You can also check by downloading the prize checker app for free at the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
Another way to check is by writing to NS&I, Glasgow, G58 1SB asking for their prize history (remember to include your name, address and NS&I number or Premium Bonds holder’s number).
In Humberside, there are over 13,000 unclaimed prizes worth more than £500,000.
A £5,000 prize won back in June 2016 is still waiting to be claimed by a man in the region, who holds just £53 in Premium Bonds.
The winning Bond number is 1PS165413.
MORE ABOUT PREMIUM BONDS
The oldest unclaimed prize in Humberside is worth £25, and was drawn in February 1968.
In Devon, there are over 25,000 unclaimed prizes worth more than £950,000.
A £25,000 prize from May 2014 is still awaiting its rightful owner (winning Bond number 5EP562961); a man holding just £20 in Premium Bonds.
Older unclaimed prizes date back to February 1965.