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Derin Clark

Online Reporter
Published: 01/12/2021
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Two lucky premium bond holders are ending the year £1 million richer having scooped the top prize in the December premium bond prize draw.

The first £1 million winner lives in West Sussex and won with the bond number 306VK958372. The holder has £46,000 invested and the winning bond was purchased in July 2017.

The second winner lives in Lancashire and has £14,725 invested in premium bonds. The winning bond number 437QD081540 was purchased in February 2021.

As well as the two £1 million winners, this month’s prize draw saw 3.3 million other prizes handed out to premium bond holders.

The December prize draw has resulted in six premium bond holders winning £100,000, 10 scooping £50,000, 23 receiving £25,000 and 56 winning £10,000. The remaining winners received prizes ranging from £5,000 to £25.

Commenting on this month’s prize draw, Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said: “A massive congratulations to our Premium Bonds jackpot winners in West Sussex and Lancashire. A month on from the 65th anniversary of Premium Bonds going on sale, ERNIE has gone back to his roots and picked a winner from Lancashire where he is based.

“With more than 3.3 million other prizes being dished out in December, Christmas will definitely be coming early for those Premium Bonds customers up and down the country. This Christmas, you can also choose to give children the gift of Premium Bonds, sharing the potential for them to be surprised and delighted each month, and helping them to start a savings habit with one of the nation’s favourite savings products.”

How to check you are a premium bond winner

Premium bond holders wanting to check to see if they have won in this month’s prize draw can do so via the prize checker on the NS&I website, or through the official prize checker app. The holder’s number is needed to see if they are a winner, this number can be found on the holder’s bond record or by logging into their account.

How do premium bonds work?

Premium bonds can be purchased via NS&I and the money deposited is protected by HM Treasury. Up to £50,000 can be held in a premium bond and they can be purchased from a minimum of £25. Money is held within premium bonds and any prizes won are tax-free. Although money deposited into premium bonds do not earn interest, each bond number is automatically entered into a monthly prize draw, however there are no guarantees that premium bond holders will win in the draw.


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