Are You More Likely To Win The Lottery Or Premium Bonds?

Are Premium Bonds worth having?

Premium Bonds could be worth investing in if: You have a lot of money to save – the more bonds you have, the bigger your chance of winning a prize.

You pay tax on savings interest (and have already used up your annual cash ISA allowance).

How much can you invest in premium bonds?

How do Premium Bonds work? You can keep buying bonds until you reach the maximum holding level of £50,000. You get a unique bond number for every £1 invested. So if you save £100, you’ll get 100 bond numbers (each with a chance to win a prize).

How are large premium bond winners notified?

Premium Bond winners can now receive a text message to tell them when they have won, NS&I has announced. Existing customers will have a choice of either text message or email notifications if they are lucky enough to win a prize.

What is the maximum allowed in premium bonds?

1. Investment limits: The maximum you can invest in Premium Bonds is £50,000. As NS&I is backed by the Treasury, this money is completely safe.

What are the odds of winning on premium bonds?

NS&I happily lists the chance of one bond winning a prize in a month (1 in 34,500) on its website.

Is it better to buy premium bonds in a block?

A There are all sorts of theories. However there is absolutely no evidence that holding premium bonds in a single block has a better chance of winning.

What is the average payout on premium bonds?

As interest rates have fallen over the past decade so has the average payout rate on Premium Bonds. Now the gap between the average return on a savings account and the average payout rate is negligible with the average one-year fixed savings account paying 1.14% and the Premium Bond payout rate at 1.15%.

Are new premium bonds more likely to win?

If you keep a close eye on the winning bonds it can seem like newer bonds have a greater chance of winning, but this is a result the majority of bonds having been bought since 2000. However, each £1 bond has the same chance of winning a prize regardless of when or where it was purchased.

Has anyone ever won a million on premium bonds?

Hannah won the £1 million jackpot in August 2004 – it was her first win. Her wining Bond, a number 50HXH949682, came from a £3,000 investment made in February 2003. “Agent Million arrived on a Sunday afternoon. It changed my life.

What happens if you win 1 million on premium bonds?

NS&I has revealed some details about what happens if a Premium Bonds holder scoops £1million. In this situation, a person called “Agent Million” will pay them a visit in person. NS&I reminds users on the website to remember to ask for their ID ahead of celebrating and adds that they will always have the ID ready.

Why would anyone buy a premium bond?

A person would buy a bond at a premium (pay more than its maturity value) because the bond’s stated interest rate (and therefore its interest payments) are greater than those expected by the current bond market. It is also possible that a bond investor will have no choice.

What day of month are premium bonds drawn?

When are the winners drawn in 2020 and 2021?MonthPrize draw dateDecemberTuesday 1 DecemberJan-21Monday 4 JanuaryFeb-21Monday 1 FebruaryMar-21Monday 1 March9 more rows

How long does it take to withdraw premium bonds?

around 2 weeksMaking a withdrawal from your savings. We have smaller teams at the moment, so it may take us around 2 weeks to process your withdrawal if you submit it by post. You can still withdraw money quickly and easily by logging into your online account.

Are you notified if you win on premium bonds?

Customers can check the Premium Bonds results via the online prize checker at, the NS&I prize checker app, and the Premium Bonds Alexa skill. Alternatively, Customers will be notified of any prize win via email or text.