Set for Life FAQs
Find out everything you need to know about Set for Life with the answers to the game’s most frequently asked questions. Lean more about how to win prizes, how the jackpot works and much more.
When are Set for Life draws?
Set for life draws take place every night of the week. Ticket sales close at 9:00pm AEST and the winning numbers are drawn shortly afterwards.
How do I play Set for Life?
You are required to select seven numbers from 1 to 44 to play Set for Life. You can play online or by visiting newsagencies or convenience stores throughout Australia.
How do I win prizes?
To win prizes, the numbers you select must match the winning numbers. There are eight ways to win, so you can win by matching as few as three main numbers plus at least one supplementary number.
What are the supplementary numbers?
Two supplementary numbers are drawn from the same barrel after the seven main numbers have been selected. They are drawn to provide more prize divisions. Visit the Dividends page to find out all the different ways to win.
Do I have to match the numbers in order?
No. You can match the seven main numbers in any order and win the corresponding prize. However, the two supplementary numbers are not interchangeable with the main numbers. For example, if you match two main numbers and two supplementary numbers, you cannot claim to have matched four main numbers and you would not win a prize.
What if there’s more than one winner of the top prize?
If there are up to four winners in Division 1, each player will receive the full prize - $20,000 a year for 20 years – amounting to a total sum of $19.2 million. However, the prize fund for Division 1 is limited to this value of $19.2 million, so this will be shared out between the winners if there are five or more. The prize will still be paid in monthly instalments for 20 years.
What happens if nobody wins the Division 1 prize?
The Division 1 prize stays at $20,000 a month for 20 years if there are no jackpot winners in a draw. There are no rollovers in Set for Life.
What if a winner dies before they have received all their payments?
If a winner dies before they have received any or all of their payments, the remainder of the prize will be paid out to their estate in a single lump sum. This rule applies regardless of the age of the winner.
How are the other prizes paid?
The Division 2 prize is also paid out over a period of time – winners receive $5,000 a month for one year. The other prizes are fixed one-off amounts.
What are the odds of winning?
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 38,320,568
What were the winning numbers in the latest draw?
The winning numbers in the latest draw on Thursday, 23 September were:
View dividends for Set for Life Draw 2240
What is the minimum play?
The minimum play in most states is two sets of seven numbers. These numbers will be entered into seven consecutive draws, giving you 14 chances to win at a cost of $9.30. Western Australia is the only state where you can play one set of numbers, at a cost of $4.55, which will be entered into seven consecutive days.