NS&I announces new £1million jackpot winners for April 2024 Premium Bonds prize draw

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Each month, two savers have the chance to become £1million richer

Temi Laleye

By Temi Laleye

Published: 02/04/2024

- 08:12

Updated: 02/04/2024

- 09:43

NS&I’s prize checker will be updated tomorrow for people to find out if they have won a cash prize

NS&I has announced some details about the winners in the Premium Bonds April prize draw.

Each month, two savers have the chance to become £1million richer.

The first winner, from Outer London, holds the Winning Bond 256VF976821, which they bought in September 2015.

The second £1million jackpot winner this month came from Highlands and Islands.

They purchased the winning bond - 553BS622775 - less than a year ago, in September 2023.

Andrew Westhead, NS&I Retail Director, said: “Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Premium Bonds £1 million jackpot is testament to the love the nation has for this iconic way of saving, with over £30 billion in prizes of all sizes being paid out since the draw started back in 1957.

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Last month's prize draw saw the rate drop from 4.65 per cent to 4.4 per cent


“A huge congratulations to our 528 £1 million jackpot winners over the last 30 years, including this month’s winners from London and the Highlands and Islands. At NS&I we couldn't be prouder to bring excitement and opportunity to the nation’s savers every month, and we look forward to many more decades of Premium Bonds winners to come.”

There were other savers who bought their winning bond less than a year ago, and scooped thousands this month.

There was a winner from Greater Manchester who has won the second highest value prize of £100,000. They bought their winning bond 562YA698855 in December 2023.

Similarly, another saver from Buckinghamshire won £100,000 with a bond (548LC218998) purchased in August 2023.

One of NS&I’s five Agent Millions, who deliver the good news to winners said: “Premium Bonds are often people’s hard-earned savings and they invest with us because they trust us.

“I love my job, I’d do it every day if I could, it’s such an honour and a privilege. I get just as much pleasure and satisfaction delivering the news as the winners do receiving the news.”

Last month's prize draw saw the rate drop from 4.65 per cent to 4.4 per cent.

Although the total value and number of prizes has gone down as a result, the odds of each £1 premium bond number winning a prize remains the same at 21,000 to one.

NS&I explained that the odds remained the same as they increased the number of £25 prizes and decreased in the number of high-value prizes, excluding the two £1million jackpots.

Each £1 Bond has an equal chance of winning in the monthly draw. Savers can increase their chances of winning by buying more Bonds up to the holding limit of £50,000.

All Premium Bonds prizes are tax-free, however, there's no guarantee savers will earn anything on their savings.

The minimum amount a person can hold in Premium Bonds is £25.

The Premium Bonds prize checker is being updated tomorrow, April 3.

Britons can go online to NS&I’s website and use their prize checker tool. Alternatively, they can use the NS&I app.


.Those using the website or app will need their NS&I number and Premium Bond number to hand.

According to NS&I, the easiest route to check winnings is to use an Alexa if people have one.

To do this they need to activate the NS&I Premium Bonds prize checker skill on the Alexa app and put in their NS&I number.

Using an Alexa can also help people track down any unclaimed prizes they have since July 1986.

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