Set for Life Top Prize Won Twice in Two Days
Last Updated: Monday 22 February 2016, 09:40 am
The top prize on Australia’s newest lottery game, Set for Life, has been successfully scooped in two weekend draws. Both tickets were purchased in Victoria, boosting the tally of top prize winners in the game to seven. Previous winners have come from across the country, including two in New South Wales, one in South Australia, one in Western Australia and one in Victoria, meaning that the southeast Australian state now tops the leaderboard for Set for Life winners!
On Friday 19th February, a man from Churchill in the Latrobe Valley matched the eight main numbers of 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 24 and 37 to snare the bumper payout. When he was contacted by lottery officials about his big win, he commented, “You always think how amazing it would be to win, but you never think it will happen to you!” He plans to spend more time fishing, and is keen to take a European holiday in addition to supporting cancer research charities.
Luck struck again on Saturday 20th February as a player from Irymple in Sunraysia matched the winning Set for Life numbers of 5, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20 and 22, scooping the same prize. He didn’t realise he had won until he checked his ticket on Sunday morning during a break from gardening. The anonymous man had been playing Set for Life with random numbers for a few months, but decided to pick his own numbers for this draw with a little help from his wife. They plan to hire out a houseboat and take a cruise down the Murray River to celebrate the win with their family. They’ll also use some of their winnings to go on a holiday overseas as the couple haven’t had a relaxing break in 45 years!
Set for Life was launched in August 2015, and draws are held every day offering players the chance to win a windfall of $20,000 a month for 20 years. Visit the Set for Life Results page to see the latest winning numbers and prize breakdowns.
If you’d like to try your luck at this unique lottery game and ensure that you have a steady flow of income for decades to come, you can play Set for Life online via the Tickets page or buy entries from authorised retailers in Australia. Sales close at 10.00pm AEDT in Victoria; check with your local lottery for closing times in your state. Good luck!