Check now for a prize surprise - Herts winners fail to claim thousands of pounds

Stevenage Borough Council is offering financial support to businesses in the town

Stevenage Borough Council is offering financial support to businesses in the town - Credit: Archant

The organisers of monthly Premium Bond draws are urging people to check whether they could be sitting on a surprise windfall.

There’s nearly £1 million worth of unclaimed prizes recorded against bonds registered to Hertfordshire people.

Most relate to small wins, but one man has failed to claim a £5,000 prize after his number came up seven years ago.

You can use the fee-free Premium Bonds Prize Checker to track unclaimed prizes that can be claimed from as far back as 1957 – there are Herts prizes for £25 dating back to 1962 still unclaimed.

The prize checker is on the home page of the nsandi.com website, but you need to know your bond number.