Premium Bonds December 2022: Winners revealed - Have you scooped £1,000,000 top prize?
Some Premium Bonds holders have become millionaires
Some Premium Bonds holders have become millionaires and the NS&I have revealed certain details about the lucky claimants of the fund.
After their winning bond numbers were selected as this month’s jackpot prize winners, their lives have changed forever.
The top prize winners come from Highlands and Islands and Wandsworth.
Many people invest their savings into NS&I every month and have won prizes between £25 and £1million.
While the identity of winners are kept private, certain details are unveiled each month.
The first winner held their bond since September 2020, and the second has had theirs since August 2009.
The first winning bond number of the top prize is 414XW486235 and belongs to a bondholder in Highlands and Islands.
The second winning number is 159FZ477948, and belongs to a bondholder in Wandsworth, London.
While many people have not scooped up the top prize, some of the smaller funds allocated are life-changing, with 18 claiming £100,000, and 36 people are £50,000 richer.
Since December 2022, £218,946,775 has been awarded overall in December 2022.
Ernie is a system which generates random numbers that are matched against eligible Bond numbers to determine the winners, and is used to select the prize winners.
NS&I say every Bond number has a separate and equal chance of winning a prize, whether it has 8,9,10 or 11 digits.
In order to check to see if someone has won, there are three methods.
These are via the prize checker on the NS&I website, the official prize checker app or their Alexa-enabled device.
Customers need their Premium Bonds holder’s number to use the website, and would need their NS&I number in order to check via the app.
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