Premium Bonds: Were you a winner in the December 2022 draw?

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There are more than two million unclaimed Premium Bonds prizes. Photo: PA/Alamy

Were you one of the lucky winners in December's National Savings and Investments (NS&I) Premium Bonds draw? Once again, two lucky players won £1m each this month.

The first winning bond number drawn was 414XW486235 and belongs to a winner in the Scottish Highlands. The jackpot winner holds £45,000 in Premium Bonds and purchased the winning Bond in September 2020. The win makes them the first winner from the Scottish Highlands.

The second winning Bond number drawn was 159FZ477948 and the winner comes from Wandsworth. The winner holds £29,042 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning Bond in August 2009. They are the second millionaire from Wandsworth.

For the December 2022 draw, NS&I paid out almost 5 million prizes of more than £219m in value.

The total paid out by NS&I in the 65 years since the first draw in July 1957 now stands at £24bn, from 596 million prizes.

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Jill Waters, NS&I retail director, said: “A massive congratulations to our two Premium Bonds jackpot winners from the Scottish Highlands and Wandsworth – their win has come just in time to make this Christmas an extra special one.

“With over 4.9 million prizes up for grabs this month, worth nearly £219m, Premium Bonds holders up and down the country will be getting a fantastic early Christmas present from ERNIE ahead of the festivities kicking off. This Christmas, you can also give the gift of Premium Bonds to children and help kick start a healthy savings habit from just £25."

As well as the two £1m bonds, there are 18 winners of £100,000, 36 of £50,000, 71 of £25,000, some 178 worth £10,000 and 358 with a £5,000 prize.

The chances of all bonds winning are the same, regardless of when or where they were bought.

Even if you did not get a winning ticket, be sure to check any unclaimed prizes. In the Scottish Highlands, there are 6,259 unclaimed prizes worth £198,450. The largest unclaimed prize is £1,000 and there are four of these that were won between the March 1994 and November 2020 prize draws. The oldest unclaimed prize in the Scottish Highlands is from September 1969 and is worth £25.

In Wandsworth, there are 20,622 unclaimed prizes with a total value of £698,600. £5,000 is the largest unclaimed prize in Wandsworth and is from the December 1977 prize draw. The oldest unclaimed prize is from November 1963 and is worth £25.

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The Agent Million responsible for the Scottish Highlands delivery said: “It was the first time that myself or any of the other Agents Million had made the journey from the home of Premium Bonds in Lytham to the Highlands of Scotland. It was a long trip up there, but it was worth it for the joy that our winner had when I told them that they had won the £1m jackpot. I’m sure that our winner in Wandsworth will be equally delighted by this windfall win.”

Prizes do not expire, meaning you can claim as far back as the original 1957 draw. Premium Bonds holders can reduce the chances of their prizes becoming unclaimed by managing their Premium Bonds online or opting to have any prizes paid directly into their bank accounts by BACS, with notification by email.

Customers can check the Premium Bonds prize checker on the NS&I website or download the app to see if they have won.

Take a look at the rest of the big prize winning numbers from this month's draw to see if you were a winner.

Prize Value

Winning Bond NO.

Area

Val of Bond

Dt of Pur

£100,000

158DB136761

Wiltshire

£2,000

Jul-09

£100,000

504BD721130

Bedfordshire

£1,400

Jun-22

£100,000

405RJ317127

North Yorkshire

£23,600

Jul-20

£100,000

250BT092155

Gwent Valleys

£10,000

Jun-15

£100,000

36ZM493251

Northern Ireland

£100

Sep-04

£100,000

492DY941169

Kent

£5,000

Mar-22

£100,000

488CM523032

Gloucestershire

£49,950

Feb-22

£100,000

281HZ777169

Mid Scotland and Fife

£10,000

Sep-16

£100,000

347FG122091

Wirral

£50,000

Dec-18

£100,000

136XZ651642

Suffolk

£500

Feb-08

£100,000

308ZH461204

Highlands and Islands

£10,000

Aug-17

£100,000

320SX243373

Norwich

£50,000

Jan-18

£100,000

251PT374215

Tyne and Wear

£10,000

Jul-15

£100,000

508ZT905575

Wales

£25,550

Aug-22

£100,000

371QT274452

Reading

£25,000

Oct-19

£100,000

130GE465236

Dorset

£5,000

Aug-07

£100,000

13SL035993

Tyne and Wear

£100

Aug-84

£100,000

501CV174617

Edinburgh

£25,000

May-22

£50,000

50DY708532

Kent

£5,000

Jul-03

£50,000

348LC226533

Devon

£3,000

Dec-18

£50,000

371EB986339

Staffordshire

£500

Oct-19

£50,000

473KY883486

Outer London

£24,950

Oct-21

£50,000

377DY650322

Hertfordshire

£11,000

Dec-19

£50,000

239RA250560

Lincolnshire

£30,000

Jan-15

£50,000

213WV299722

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£29,500

Nov-13

£50,000

490HR459882

Lancashire

£7,500

Feb-22

£50,000

164SK913933

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£5,000

Feb-10

£50,000

424XW019025

Suffolk

£49,960

Nov-20

£50,000

347VB250231

Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

£25,000

Dec-18

£50,000

184NS787169

Bristol

£14,000

Sep-11

£50,000

483DV339382

West Midlands

£10,000

Dec-21

£50,000

137XS838419

Hertfordshire

£5,000

Apr-08

£50,000

391ZJ082817

Surrey

£6,057

May-20

£50,000

101AJ547545

Wales

£5,000

Sep-05

£50,000

443BF282138

West Sussex

£20,000

Mar-21

£50,000

517BL200634

Devon

£9,000

Oct-22

£50,000

505FY072472

Preston

£10,000

Jul-22

£50,000

116ZD871064

London

£5,000

Oct-06

£50,000

463EY052422

Cambridgeshire

£250

Jul-21

£50,000

194AR308979

Essex

£2,000

Jun-12

£50,000

370RX373325

Outer London

£45,000

Sep-19

£50,000

458NJ724368

Kent

£49,975

Jun-21

£50,000

117JW851903

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£5,000

Oct-06

£50,000

484LG456770

Leicester

£8,850

Jan-22

£50,000

25PD030894

Wales

£5,000

Oct-01

£50,000

143PL097404

Kent

£2,000

Sep-08

£50,000

444KF010590

Cornwall

£50,000

Mar-21

£50,000

465KE217645

Leicester

£40,000

Jul-21

£50,000

332MK316449

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£48,993

Jun-18

£50,000

490KJ818278

Surrey

£49,000

Feb-22

£50,000

281XQ564605

Cambridgeshire

£2,000

Sep-16

£50,000

229VL918637

Brighton and Hove

£7,000

Aug-14

£50,000

21SW603227

Essex

£100

Jul-89

£50,000

68WY721290

Cheshire

£5,000

Apr-05

£25,000

496FB947245

South Scotland

£1,600

Apr-22

£25,000

279HV628713

Somerset

£40,000

Aug-16

£25,000

477QW175870

East Sussex

£5,000

Nov-21

£25,000

349DX571595

Manchester

£35,000

Jan-19

£25,000

138KT420422

Cardiff

£5,000

Apr-08

£25,000

260DF930750

Outer London

£9,775

Nov-15

£25,000

481BV789627

Lancashire

£25,000

Dec-21

£25,000

271MD163974

Ealing

£10,000

Apr-16

£25,000

147YW727775

County Durham

£5,000

Nov-08

£25,000

64PR544572

Cumbria

£2,000

Mar-05

£25,000

304CG889108

Lancashire

£30,000

Jun-17

£25,000

291GP203207

Surrey

£100

Dec-16

£25,000

267QG632945

Hertfordshire

£25,000

Feb-16

£25,000

436ZE043018

Essex

£49,999

Feb-21

£25,000

140KK564004

Leicestershire

£50

Jul-08

£25,000

342FS645053

Nottingham

£200

Oct-18

£25,000

146YD438920

Reading

£5,000

Oct-08

£25,000

503MJ690551

Essex

£20,000

Jun-22

£25,000

170QZ467023

Warwickshire

£5,000

Jul-10

£25,000

382VV758956

Berkshire

£12,100

Feb-20

£25,000

314ZL519663

West Sussex

£11,000

Oct-17

£25,000

119FT208467

Leicester

£5,000

Oct-06

£25,000

390KQ083382

Preston

£49,584

Apr-20

£25,000

445LC811056

Hertfordshire

£850

Mar-21

£25,000

333TC583661

Gwent Valleys

£10,000

Jun-18

£25,000

439KL734754

Brighton and Hove

£49,690

Feb-21

£25,000

486GD399167

Kent

£49,975

Jan-22

£25,000

36NG426902

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£5,000

Jul-01

£25,000

417CY974400

Leicester

£5,000

Oct-20

£25,000

456MN405153

West Sussex

£10,000

May-21

£25,000

491LB810782

Inner London

£6,000

Feb-22

£25,000

151VD764799

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£5,000

Feb-09

£25,000

367TP551734

Shropshire

£7,000

Aug-19

£25,000

486VV525655

Cambridgeshire

£40,000

Jan-22

£25,000

478TV443792

Cheshire East

£50,000

Nov-21

£25,000

271HL256888

Surrey

£12,000

Apr-16

£25,000

441DW258159

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

£32,650

Feb-21

£25,000

39VZ655065

Dorset

£100

May-96

£25,000

201RL182892

Humberside

£25,000

Jan-13

£25,000

502XX232933

Surrey

£25,000

Jun-22

£25,000

129LK286508

Bristol, City of

£500

Jul-07

£25,000

496YA842382

Oxfordshire

£7,000

Apr-22

£25,000

439NM663820

Essex

£38,000

Feb-21

£25,000

505HF765236

Plymouth

£25,000

Jul-22

£25,000

476JX332334

Northamptonshire

£25,000

Oct-21

£25,000

94FP861769

Dorset

£5,000

Feb-98

£25,000

59VR691874

North Yorkshire

£5,000

Feb-05

£25,000

432TF725395

Cheshire

£10,000

Jan-21

£25,000

405PL102256

Wales

£28,500

Jul-20

£25,000

276QF128772

Lancashire

£10,000

Jul-16

£25,000

392MM517697

Wiltshire

£300

May-20

£25,000

370YY762313

Northumberland

£35,000

Sep-19

£25,000

393XK249144

Plymouth

£3,000

May-20

£25,000

419DS950716

Hereford and Worcester

£19,000

Oct-20

£25,000

482EW610054

Nottingham

£200

Dec-21

£25,000

235NZ183995

Inner London

£10,000

Nov-14

£25,000

516KW677361

South Gloucestershire

£50,000

Oct-22

£25,000

373DB867427

Hertfordshire

£500

Oct-19

£25,000

511JE721273

West Sussex

£30,000

Aug-22

£25,000

320RL496297

Essex

£45,000

Jan-18

£25,000

471ZF380150

Coventry

£6,500

Sep-21

£25,000

490WC465478

Hertfordshire

£37,500

Feb-22

£25,000

459RK387961

Tyne and Wear

£20,000

Jun-21

£25,000

297AQ439861

Devon

£49,995

Feb-17

£25,000

411NQ262712

Essex

£21,500

Sep-20

£25,000

218WY063696

Nottinghamshire

£30,000

Mar-14

£25,000

280GB330620

Cornwall

£20,000

Aug-16

£25,000

482AE611994

Southampton

£40,000

Dec-21

£25,000

75FR823496

Oxfordshire

£5,000

Oct-03

£25,000

234YH739963

Wandsworth

£40,000

Oct-14

£25,000

254VA606559

Overseas

£50,000

Aug-15

Information supplied by National Savings & Investments

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