Set for Life winner celebrates with a cold stubby!

After missing a number of phone calls from Tatts, a couple from a regional city in north-west Victoria finally answered their phone to the unforgettable news their Set for Life ticket, which they purchased online, had won the 1st Prize of $20,000 each and every month for 20 years!

The winning couple were a little overwhelmed and had a hard time believing the news at first, confessing they weren’t expecting the life-changing phone call!

“20 years! Gee whiz - that’s incredible!” exclaimed the winning husband on news of their win.

“I’d heard the phone ring a few times today but had missed it – wow, we didn’t expect this.

“We won around $9.90 the other day, but this is life-changing! $240,000 a year – oh my god!

“For a start we’ll be able to buy a new car, we’d put it on the backburner for a while but now we won’t have to.

“We’ll also help out our family but first I’ll celebrate with a cold stubby tonight,” laughed the winning husband.

The newest Set for Life 1st Prize winners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their 1st Prize winning 2-Set marked entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official online lotteries.

Across the country, it was the only entry that won 1st Prize in Set for Life draw 536, 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 516 on Tuesday 3, January 2017 were 1, 22, 16, 12, 33, 9, 11 and 17, with the bonus numbers 21 and 31.

The couple from regional Victoria are the 17th Set for Life 1st Prize winner nationally, and add to the growing 1st Prize tally across the country including five in Victoria, six in New South Wales, four in Western Australia and one each in Queensland and South Australia.