Premium Bonds have created 24 new prize-winning millionaires in 2023.
There have been 64m Premium Bond prizes drawn in 2023 and complete prize cash paid out to all bond winners topped £4.6bn, in keeping with government-backed financial savings supplier NS&I.
The bonds pay no curiosity however supply various prizes every month in lieu of curiosity. The bonds supply 100% safety and are backed by the federal government.
NS&I knowledge confirmed:
- 24 Premium Bonds jackpot millionaires had been created, with one winner from Sheffield having £3,000 invested, the bottom worth for a winner this yr. The second lowest was additionally a winner from South Yorkshire with a holding of £4,625
- The Sheffield winner was the five hundredth individual to win the £1 million Premium Bonds jackpot because it started in 1994
- March noticed a landmark of £25 billion paid out in prizes in complete because the first draw on 1st June 1957
NS&I mentioned that over 111,000 accounts had been opened in the course of the yr with the minimal £25 with over 52,000 (46%) prospects including to their preliminary £25 funding since then. The common account stability for these new prospects is simply over £10,000.
Greater than 2m individuals examine their prizes by way of the NS&I web site every month. ERNIE – the prize quantity generator – celebrated a birthday in June, marking 66 years because the first Premium Bonds prize attract 1957.
The prize fund charge for Premium Bonds elevated six instances in 2023, beginning off the yr with the January draw at 3% and ending the yr at 4.65%.
The January 2023 draw noticed £229.2 million paid out in prizes. By the final draw of the yr in December, the prize pot had elevated to £473.4 million.
Essex had three jackpot winners with Norfolk, and Sefton in Merseyside having two winners every. Different winners got here from York, West Midlands, West Sussex, Higher Manchester, West Scotland, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, Hereford & Worcester, Staffordshire, South Gloucestershire, Nottingham, Somerset, Croydon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Sheffield, South Yorkshire and Wiltshire.
Over 80,000 Premium Bonds accounts had been opened for underneath 16s in 2023, that means there are at the moment over 800,000 youngsters with Premium Bonds with a complete worth of over £2.2 billion.