June’s Premium Bonds millionaires come from Essex and South Gloucestershire


In the month that marks 66 years since the first Premium Bonds prize draw on 1 June 1957, this month’s Premium Bonds winners come from Essex and South Gloucestershire. Since that first draw in 1957, over 626 million prizes worth £26 billion have been paid out.

This month, the first Bond number drawn was 083TX260795 and is held by a winner based in Essex. The winner holds £42,050 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning Bond in July 2005. This win makes them the twenty-first millionaire from Essex.

The second Premium Bonds millionaire is based in South Gloucestershire and holds Bond number 429WV622861. The winner has £50,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning Bond in December 2020. They become just the third winner in South Gloucestershire.

Jill Waters, NS&I Retail Director, said: “Happy Birthday to Premium Bonds and a massive congratulations to our two millionaires from Essex and South Gloucestershire – we hope they each enjoy the jackpot, which has come just in time to book a summer getaway to remember.

“Since ERNIE turned 65 last June, we’ve increased the prize fund rate five times giving Premium Bonds customers more chances to win each month. Premium Bonds remain one of the most popular ways to save, with the number of eligible Bonds increasing from over 118 billion in June 2022 to more than 121 billion in this month’s prize draw.”

Start saving now 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.

June 2023 prize draw breakdown
In the June 2023 prize draw, a total of 5,061,328 prizes worth £334,047,650 will be paid out. There were 121,471,874,893 Bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 626 million prizes with a total value of £26 billion.

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Checking prizes
Premium Bonds holders can check to see if they have won a prize in June’s prize draw from Friday 2 June 2023. They can do this by using the nsandi.com prize checker, official prize checker app or their Alexa-enabled device. 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 16 May 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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