Mackay couple to hire help after winning Set for Life!

A Mackay wife is set to joyfully throw away her iron and never smooth out the creases on another item of clothing ever again, after the Set for Life ticket she shares with her husband won 1st Prize - $20,000 each and every month for 20 years!

The happy retired couple were thrilled about the prospect of starting a new life.

“Righto, I’m sitting down!” the winning wife said when Golden Casket phoned to break news this morning they’d won $20,000 a month for 20 years.

“Wow! You wouldn’t believe what this means – absolutely everything! It’s a complete change of lifestyle for us!

“I never expected to win 1st Prize that’s for certain – It’s the last thing I expected!

“We’ve had a 10-set QuickPick entry every week, 7 nights, since Set for Life started and I get something back almost every week but this is the type of thing that dreams are made of!

“I was ironing when you phoned, and I hate to iron you see, and I thought ‘who could this be calling?’… Now I’ll be able to get an ironing lady! I don’t mind doing the cleaning but I hate ironing – so that’s it, I’m done! I think there’s something strange about people who like to iron,” she laughed.

The overjoyed couple had a few other ideas about how they would kick off their lives now they are Set for Life.

“There’s a good chance we’ll go on a holiday! We’ll have to go somewhere to hide the smiles on our faces!” she laughed.

“So I’ll buy a new car and we can go on some trips down to the north coast and the Gold Coast. All I want more than anything in the world is for my new car to have a reversing camera – I’ve got very simple taste!

“And another thing I’ll do is buy some new furniture including a lounge suite that reclines! We’re long overdue for an update.

“My children will probably tell us to put the money away but I think I’ll spend it while I can and have a good time! But of course family is the most important. I’ll be able to pay off my kids’ bills – that’s where most of it will go I would say, on the kids.”

The newest Set for Life 1st Prize winners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their 10-Set Jumbo QuickSET entry from Nextra Caneland News & Gift, Shop 2066 in Caneland Central, 2 Mangrove Road in Mackay.

Mark Doak is the owner of Nextra Caneland News & Gift and was thrilled to have sold Queensland’s first Set for Life 1st prize winning ticket.

“It’s just so special to have local, regular customers of ours win Set for Life! It’s a very exciting time for us, and no doubt the winners!” Mr Doak exclaimed.

“We’ve been newsagents for a very long time, almost 30 years, so we’ve seen plenty of winners in our time but nothing beats being the first outlet in the sunshine state to sell a 1st Prize winning entry and knowing that it’s our customers who are Set for Life!

“Congratulations to the winning Mackay couple and all the best with your journey over the next 20 years!”

Across the country, it was the only entry that won 1st Prize in Set for Life draw 458, which offers a guaranteed 1st Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years for up to four winners in each draw.

The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 458 on Sunday 6 November 2016 were 8, 14, 24, 18, 32, 9, 23 and 37, with the bonus numbers 27 and 25.

Last night’s winning Queensland couple are holding the 14th Set for Life 1st Prize winning entry nationally, and add to the growing 1st Prize tally across the country including six in New South Wales, three each in Victoria and Western Australia, and one in South Australia.

About Set for Life

Set for Life is unlike any lottery game that has ever been offered in Australia’s lottery history.

The Set for Life 1st Prize will be paid to winners in monthly instalments of $20,000 for 20 years. A Set for Life draw is conducted every night of the week, 365 days each year, and players can start their seven-day Set for Life entry on any day of the week.

To win the 1st Prize in Set for Life, players must correctly choose the 8 winning numbers drawn from 37. Additional smaller divisional prizes can be won from 2nd Prize to 8th Prize by selecting a combination of the 8 winning numbers and 2 bonus numbers drawn.

Tickets for Set for Life are now on sale in lottery outlets around the country and online at thelott.com with the next draw occurring tonight.

More chances to win big this week!

There are more chances to win big this week with Oz Lotto offering $10 million for Tuesday’s draw and Powerball has $6 million up for grabs on Thursday. Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize has also climbed to more than $6.2 million for draw 1045 and the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize has reached $3.1 million for draw 10112.

Tickets can be purchased at any Golden Casket outlet or online from thelott.com.