January 2024 Premium Bond winners- check now to see what you’ve won

If you’re a Premium Bond holder, you can check from today (3 January) to see if you’ve bagged anything in January’s prize draw. Find out how to check if you’ve won

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National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has revealed the first Premium Bond winners of the year in January’s prize draw, and you can check from today (3 January) to see if you won this month.

Although there are only two lucky millionaires, the government-backed savings provider offers prizes worth between £25 and £100,000. And the good news is that recently, the number of Premium Bond prizes on offer has increased, meaning you have a higher chance of winning each month.

According to NS&I, there are now a record number of prizes available, giving bond holders a better chance of winning a prize. Back in September 2023, the prize fund rate rose from 4% to 4.65%, and the odds of winning jumped from 22,000 to 1 to 21,000 to 1- adding more than £65 million to the prize pot. 

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Those who have become millionaires this month will have already had a visit from Agent Million , but everyone else will have to check themselves. 

ERNIE, NS&I's prize draw machine, has so far drawn more than 666 million prizes with a total value of £29 billion since the first draw in June 1957. 

How to check what you’ve won in January’s prize draw

NS&I says the easiest way to check your winnings is to ask your Alexa (if you have one). To do this, you will need to set up your Alexa app by activating the NS&I Premium Bonds prize checker skill and entering your NS&I number. 

Alexa will inform you of any unclaimed prizes since July 1968, plus details on any upcoming prize draws. 

If you don’t own an Alexa, you can check your winnings on the NS&I website using their prize checker tool- you will need your NS&I number to hand. 

Or, you can download the NS&I app (available on Android or iOS). Similarly, you will need your Premium Bond number to check your winnings. 

Check for unclaimed Premium Bond prizes

In the two winning regions, Warwickshire and Nottingham where Premium Bond holders bagged the £1million jackpot this January, there is nearly an accumulated 33,000 unclaimed Premium Bond prizes

In Warwickshire, there are 15,928 prizes worth £531,325, with the oldest prize dating back to May 1967, worth £25. The biggest unclaimed prize in Warwickshire back from January 2005 is worth £10,000. 

16,967 prizes stand unclaimed in Nottingham worth £568,150. The oldest prize unclaimed is worth £25 from the March 1965 draw. Although the largest unclaimed prize value is only £1,000 in Nottingham, there are eight of these sitting unclaimed. 

It’s easy for prizes to go unclaimed without realising, especially if you don’t use NS&I’s online services. 

To use the online checker or the app or check your winnings on the NS&I website, you need to be registered for NS&I’s online services. If you’re not, you can either call NS&I for free on 08085 007 007- to call you must be registered for NS&I’s phone services. 

Alternatively, you can write to: NS&I, Sunderland, SR43 2SB.

You can include the following information to speed up the process: 

  • Your Premium Bond holder number
  • Your current name
  • Any previous names
  • Your current address
  • Any previous addresses 
  • Your signature

Any unclaimed prizes that are backdated will be posted directly to your current home address.  

January 2024 Premium Bond winners 

Here’s a low down on January’s Premium Bond winners. 

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Value of prize Number of prizes
£1,000,000 2
£100,000 91
£50,000 182
£25,000 365
£10,000 912
£5,000 1,821
£1,000 19,020
Total value of prizes: £475,510,350Total: 5,843,447
Vaishali Varu
Staff Writer

Vaishali has a background in personal finance and a passion for helping people manage their finances. As a staff writer for MoneyWeek, Vaishali covers the latest news, trends and insights on property, savings and ISAs.

She also has bylines for the U.S. personal finance site Kiplinger.com and Ideal Home, GoodTo, inews, The Week and the Leicester Mercury

Before joining MoneyWeek, Vaishali worked in marketing and copywriting for small businesses. Away from her desk, Vaishali likes to travel, socialise and cook homely favourites