What does it take to win the Premium Bonds – and is it worth you trying? This is Money podcast

How much do you need in Premium Bonds to win the jackpot? And if you haven’t maxed them out to the full £50,000, is it even worth bothering?

This is Money ran some in-depth analysis on all the £1million Premium Bond prizes over the past four years and this week revealed how much those lucky people held.

On this week’s podcast episode, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look at what it takes to win the Premium Bonds.

Simon gives us his tax manifesto to get us out of the mess Britain’s tax system is in.

Plus, one of our readers is in their mid-40s, would like to work on their own terms, travel and enjoy life in a decade, and wants to know can my £180,000 investments can grow enough to semi-retire?

What does someone with those ambitions need to consider? The team take a look.

Should you consider buying a cheap electric car? Prospective buyers are worried about batteries but get over that and Simon says running an EV could prove even than you think.

And finally, the new King Charles bank notes are out but what are the serial numbers to check your wallet for that could make them worth big money?

Premium Bonds Winners

Prize Area Value of bond
£1,000,000 Southampton £24,000
£1,000,000 Surrey £9,200
£100,000 Staffordshire £49,967
£100,000 Southampton £5,000
£100,000 Devon £15,000
£100,000 Nottingham £10,000
£100,000 West Yorkshire £500
£100,000 Hertfordshire £5,000

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