April’s Premium Bonds millionaires come from Somerset and Croydon


It was no April Fool’s this month when Agent Million visited two Premium Bonds holders in Somerset and Croydon to let them know that they had won the jackpot prize of £1 million.

The first Bond number drawn was 236TZ340702 and is held by a winner based in Somerset. The winner holds £50,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning Bond in December 2014.

April’s second Premium Bonds millionaire is based in Croydon and holds Bond number 503VL397852. The winner has £25,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning Bond in June 2022. 

Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said: “A massive congratulations to our two winners from Somerset and Croydon who must have been delighted that their visit from Agent Million was not an April Fool’s joke.”

“One of this month’s winners has won £1 million with Premium Bonds after just ten months, whilst the other waited nearly ten years to hit the jackpot. This just goes to show that, whether it is months or years, customers up and down the country can win big and feel the magic of Premium Bonds.”

“Buying Premium Bonds is a fun way to save as customers have the chance to win one of over five million prizes. With just £25, people can begin their Premium Bonds journey and can start saving today for a better tomorrow. Don’t forget to keep your contact details up to date so that Agent Million can find you.”

Save this spring with Premium Bonds
Premium Bonds are one of the nation's most popular savings products. They are the perfect way to start a savings habit, with the minimum investment starting at £25.

Premium Bonds customers can add to their Premium Bonds holding quickly and securely, both for themselves or their child, via bank transfer or online. By topping up regularly each month, customers are giving themselves further chances to win in the monthly Premium Bonds prize draws. Customers can find out how to make a bank transfer, pay online or set up a standing order into their Premium Bonds here.

April 2023 prize draw breakdown
In the April 2023 prize draw, a total of 5,018,744 prizes worth £331,237,050 will be paid out. There were 120,449,834,442 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 616 million prizes with a total value of £25.3 billion.

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Checking prizes
Premium Bonds holders can check to see if they have won a prize in April’s prize draw. They can do this by using the nsandi.com prize checker, official prize checker app or their Alexa-enabled device from Tuesday 4 April 2023. Customers will need their Premium Bonds holder’s number to use the website and their NS&I number or holder’s number to check via the prize checker app. At the same time, they can check for any unclaimed prizes owed to them. 

Notes to Editors

  1. NS&I announced on 14 February 2023 that the Premium Bonds prize fund rate would increase from 3.15% to 3.30%, with the odds remaining at 24,000 to 1. Details of all the changes can be seen here.
  2. NS&I also announced changes to other variable products, effective from 14 February 2023. Details of all the changes can be seen here.
  3. NS&I has spokespeople available for interview, including Agent Million, as well as a wealth of national and regional facts and figures about Premium Bonds. If you require any further details, please contact the NS&I media team on the contact details below or tweet your question to @nsandi.
  4. All Premium Bonds prizes are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  5. NS&I is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK, offering a range of savings and investments to 25 million customers. All products offer 100% capital security as NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.

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