December 2018 – Premium Bonds winning numbers – find out if you won the £1million cash prize
3rd December 2018

Here's what we know.

How do Premium Bonds work?

Premium Bonds are a savings account you can put money into (and take out when you want), where the interest paid is decided by a monthly prize draw.

You buy £1 bonds and each has an equal chance of winning, so the more you buy, the more your chances improve.

Premium Bonds can be bought via standing order for as little as £50 per month once an account has been opened.

  • Minimum purchase amount: £100 (or £50 for monthly standing orders).
  • Maximum amount you can hold: £50,000.
  • Age limit: Over 16 to buy them; under that age they may be held in the name of under-16s by parents or guardians. Grandparents or great-grandparents can buy then nominate the child’s parent or guardian to hold them.

The winners are picked by a random number generating computer called Ernie (Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment).

Do you have an unclaimed prize?

There are over 1.5 million unclaimed prizes worth just over £60 million.

In Inner London, there are over 119,000 unclaimed prizes worth nearly £4.8 million.

These prizes date back to June 1960, with a prize of £100. The highest unclaimed prize in the region is £50,000, having been won in May 2016.

The customer has £9,175 invested in Premium Bonds and the winning Bond number is 33XT435809. There is also one £25,000 prize and four prizes of £10,000 waiting to be claimed.

Who were the December 2018 Premium Bonds winners?

A woman from Kent, became the 400th Premium Bonds millionaire, who has a holding of £5,300 in the bonds, with the winning ticket 336ED173008.

The other winner, also a woman, is from London who had £40,000 invested in the scheme.

Her winning ticket – 122EX485646 – was purchased in January 2007 as part of a £5,000 investment.

In the December 2018 draw, a total of 3,185,111 prizes worth £91,041,100 will be paid out.

There were 78,035,216,490 eligible Bonds for the draw.

Could I be owed money in Premium Bonds?

There are over 1.5 million unclaimed prizes worth just over £60 million.

In London, there are over 190,000 unclaimed prizes worth nearly £7.8 million. These prizes date back to December 1958, with a prize of £100.

The highest unclaimed prize in the region is £50,000, having been won in May 2016.

The customer has £9,175 invested in Premium Bonds. There is also one £25,000 prize and four prizes of £10,000 waiting to be claimed.

In Kent, there are over 39,000 unclaimed prizes worth £1.5m, dating back to April 1959.

There are also 27 prizes worth £1,000 each in the region, with seven of these being won by customers with less than £10 invested in Premium Bonds.

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