The top winners of the latest Premium Bond prize draw have been announced with five lucky residents in Essex bagging a huge £100,000 prize each.

National Savings and Investment (NS&I) has announced the top Premium Bond winners for April 2024.

Every month, two winners take home £1million but plenty of other prizes are available, with 71 people winning the second prize of £100,000 and 141 claiming £50,000.

Five people in Essex have scooped the six-figure Premium Bonds prize this month.

One of the Essex winners who claimed £100,000 - with the bond number 258DR429699 - has an overall holding of £50,000. The winning bond was valued at £10,000 and purchased in October 2015.

The four other £100,000-winning bond numbers are 373MM764543, 442VB652732, 344AS340298 and 556ZL503575.

A whopping 11 residents in the county also won £50,000, eight people won £25,000, and a huge 28 claimed the £10,000 prize. 

You can check the April big winners via the NS&I website here.

Here's how many people won each high-value Premium Bonds prize across the UK and overseas:

  • £1million - 2
  • £100,000 - 71
  • £50,000 - 141
  • £25,000 - 284
  • £10,000 - 590
  • £5,000 - 1,177
  • £1,000 - 12,573
  • £500 - 37,719
  • £100 - 1,280,509
  • £50 - 1,280,509
  • £25 - 2,376,161

How to check if you have won on Premium Bonds

You can check your account via the NS&I website.

Prize draws are conducted every month and see prizes up to £1,000,000 given away.

To find out if you have ever won a Premium Bonds prize, you will need to dig out your holder's information and head over to the prize checker.

You will need your holder’s number which you can find on your bond record, or in the app.

You can also use your NS&I number which you should be able to find on any communication about your bonds.