Set for Life 1st Prize won in Gunnedah!

Friday 15 April 2016 - Set for Life officials are still waiting to break the incredible news to last night’s Set for Life winner who purchased their 1st Prize winning entry in the Liverpool Plains town of Gunnedah.

The registered winner is proving to be quite elusive today and has yet to answer the dream-come-true phone call and discover they’ve won $20,000 each and every month for 20 years!

Set for Life spokesperson Belinda McDougall said just imagine heading in to the weekend knowing you’ll be receiving $20,000 this month, next month and every month for the next two decades.

“We’ve made countless attempts today to contact the newest Set for Life 1st Prize winner because we’re really keen to let them in on the big news!” Ms McDougall said.

“Just imagine what’s on the horizon for this winner now that they’re Set for Life; they could pursue a new hobby, travel the world, or have more freedom to do whatever they want to do!

“We’re eager for the registered winner to answer their phone so they can start planning out a calendar of exciting activities for the next 20 years!

“We’re urging any Set for Life players who purchased an entry in the Liverpool Plains town of Gunnedah to check their entry today or at least answer their phone next time it rings!”

The 1st Prize winning Set for Life entry was purchased at Gunnedah Newsagency, 260 Conadilly Street in Gunnedah.

Ann and John Sturgess are the owners of Gunnedah Newsagency and were extremely happy to discover their outlet had sold the winning Set for Life ticket.

“We’re just so thrilled! We’ve been busy asking all our customers if they have a Set for Life ticket because they could be the winner!” Mrs Sturgess said.

“You can guess how exciting this it is for a small town like Gunnedah – news of this win has spread pretty quickly throughout the community!

“We’re just keen to hear that our customer has received the life-changing news and that they can look forward to getting $20,000 every month for the next 20 years!”

This is the third Set for Life 1st Prize win in New South Wales, and nationally the winner will join seven other Australians who are already enjoying their monthly instalments of the twenty year Set for Life windfall.

Since the Set for Life launched in August 2015, there have been eight 1st Prize winners– three each in New South Wales and Victoria, and one each in South Australia and Western Australia.

Across the country, it was the only entry that won 1st Prize in last night’s Set for Life draw 252, which offers a guaranteed 1st Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 year for up to four winners in each draw.

The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 252 on Thursday 14 April 2016 were 36, 24, 22, 2, 31, 11, 16 and 17, with the bonus numbers 20 and 32.

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 with the next draw occurring tonight.