Every month more than a million prize-winning Premium Bond numbers are chosen at random and two bond-holders pocket £1m each. Other prizes range from £25 to £100,000.
December 2023 update: Winners of the £1million prizes this month are based in York and Essex. While the York winner has a holding just shy of the maximum, at £49,976, someone in Essex is celebrating with a holding of a mere £14,600. Both jackpot winners bought their winning bonds within the last two and three years, which will no doubt anger the conspiracy theorists who believe newer bonds have more chance of winning. All Premium Bonds have an equal chance of a prize – now at 21,000 to 1.
Ernie: The (possibly) fastest random number generator in the West.
The numbers, or more accurately strings of numbers and letters of varying lengths, are selected by a machine known as Ernie – Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment.
We publish details of the major monthly prize winners, from £1m to £1,000.
Our tables are published on the 1st of every month or the next working day if it falls on a weekend or Bank Holiday.
If you know your bond number you can see if you have won a prize using NS&I’s Premium Bonds Prize Checker.
Our tables allow you to seek by region or city, and you can reorder the columns to see the value of your holding or bond and the date you bought it. You can seek the archive over the past year.
Premium Bonds are a Government savings product offered by NS&I that pay out prizes but no interest to the luckier investors. The premium bonds phone number, from the UK, is the free 08085 007 007.
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