December’s two £1m Premium Bond winners are from York and Essex.
The first £1m winner is from York and has a holding of £49,976 in Premium Bonds. They purchased their winning bond in December 2021 and become the 18th jackpot winner from Yorkshire.
In York, there are 7,827 prizes worth £226,900 that are yet to be claimed. The oldest unclaimed prize is worth £25 and is from the July 1970 draw. The largest unclaimed prize in York is worth £1,000 and there are six of them. They are between the October 1995 and May 2021 draws.
The second Premium Bond millionaire for December is based in Essex. The winner has £14,600 in Premium Bonds and purchased their winning bond in March 2000. This win makes them the 23rd millionaire from Essex.
In Essex, there are 55,559 unclaimed prizes with a total value of £1,659,975. The oldest unclaimed prize is worth £25 and is from the February 1964 draw. The largest unclaimed prize in Essex is worth £10,000 and there are two of them. They are from the December 2007 and March 2016 draws.
Andrew Westhead, NS&I retail director, said: “A very big well done and congratulations to this month’s millionaires from York and Essex. We hope they each enjoy their jackpot win from ERNIE, just in time to make this Christmas season extra special. It’s been a bumper year for Premium Bonds and we end 2023 with more than 63 million prizes drawn, worth over £4.6bn.”
December 2023 prize draw breakdown
A total of 5,817,845 prizes worth £473,427,175 will be paid out in the December 2023 prize draw.
There were more than 122 billion bond numbers eligible for the draw. Since the first draw in June 1957, ERNIE has drawn 660.4 million prizes with a total value of £28.7bn.
Check to see if you’ve won
Premium Bonds holders can check to see if they have won a prize in December’s prize draw from tomorrow (Saturday 2 December 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.
Premium Bonds prize winners are notified when they win a prize, but sometimes people move or change their contact details without letting NS&I know – this can lead to unclaimed prizes if they have opted to receive their prize by cheque.