TWO lucky Premium Bond holders have received an August pot of gold this year by scooping the top prizes in this month's draw. Here's what we know. Who were the August 2018 Premium Bonds winners? A woman from outer London, the 391st Premium Bond millionaire, purchased her winning Bond in June 2012, and currently has £29,700 invested (winning Bond number 193WA458843). While she is registered to have her prizes reinvested, her win this month will be given in person by Agent Million. A man, also from outer London, is the second recipient of the top prize this month and the 392nd in total. He purchased his winning Bond in June 2015, and currently has the maximum of £50,000 invested (winning Bond number 247YN655471). He has registered to have his prizes paid directly into his bank account, however will be in for a surprise this month when Agent Million knocks at his door instead. How many people won in August's Premium Bonds draw? In the August 2018 draw, a total of … [Read more...] about August Premium Bonds winning numbers – have you won £1million cash prize?
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TWO lucky Premium Bond holders have received a July windfall this year by scooping the top prizes in this month's draw. Here's what we know. Who were the July 2018 Premium Bonds winners? A man from Suffolk who bought his winning bond in June 2017 and a man from south west Wales will share the top £1million prize. The man from South West Wales becomes the fifth jackpot winner from the region since the £1 million prize was introduced in 1994. His winning Bond was purchased in March 2010 (Bond number: 166LV246433). They are the 389th and 390th winners of the £1million prize. How many people won in July's Premium Bonds draw? Premium Bonds is also paying out over three million other prizes to Premium Bond holders, ranging from £25 to £100,000. Jill Waters, Retail Director at NS&I, said: “I’m delighted for our two jackpot winners and all of our customers who are receiving a boost this month. Whatever you have won, get in touch through our … [Read more...] about July 2018 Premium Bonds winning numbers – have you won £1million cash prize?
An incredible 21 million people in Britain have Premium Bonds – making them the country's favourite place to stash cash, by far. You can see why; in the May 2018 draw alone , an incredible 3,043,434 prizes were handed out – with two women walking away with cheques for a life-changing £1million. Overall, National Savings & Investments (NS&I) pays out 1.4% of the total amount saved in Premium Bonds every year, higher than the 1.31% offered by the current best-buy instant access account . But this is payed out as prizes, rather than as standard, with electronic random number generator ERNIE selecting the winning bonds each month. The odds aren't fantastic – at 24,000 to one – but given you can invest between £100 and £50,000 in total, you can bring those odds down considerably. That's because every £1 you invest buys a unique Bond number with a separate and equal chance of winning in a monthly prize draw. On top of that, any prizes you … [Read more...] about How to buy Premium Bonds
The UK has a long-standing love affair with premium bonds. They have been the nation’s most popular savings product for years, thriving on people’s dreams of becoming instant millionaires. On the surface, this savings account might look appealing. It is easy to understand, offers tax-free prizes, and – issued by the state-backed National Savings & Investment (NS&I) – is a (relatively) safe place to house your money. But if you dig a little deeper, it’s apparent that we would be better off averting our obsession with premium bonds into other savings vehicles. Here is why. Slim pickings With one person in 24,500 winning the jackpot, you’re far more likely to become a millionaire by buying premium bonds than by purchasing a ticket for the National Lottery, for example, where the odds amount to one in 45m. Yet, the odds are still stacked heavily against you. The annual prize rate for premium bonds sits at 1.4 per cent, but that’s not the … [Read more...] about Premium bonds might be the nation’s most popular savings product, but are they a viable way to grow your nest egg?
TWO lucky Premium Bond holders have received a June windfall this year by scooping the top £1million prize in this month's prize draw. Here's what we know. Who were the June 2018 Premium Bonds winners? A man from Hereford and Worcester and a woman from Essex are celebrating the first official day of Summer as they have scooped the £1 million jackpot prizes in June’s Premium Bonds draw. June is a lucky month for Premium Bonds holders in Hereford and Worcester. Besides a man from the region hitting the jackpot this month, the last win from the area was exactly six years ago (June 2012). Before that, there was also a Premium Bonds millionaire made in Worcestershire a decade ago (June 2008). This is the second winner from Hereford and Worcester, while there have also been two previous winners from Worcestershire. The winning holder currently has £27,500 invested in Premium Bonds and purchased the winning Bond in September 2009. The winning Bond number was … [Read more...] about June 2018 Premium Bonds winning numbers – have you won £1million cash prize?