Broadbeach Set for Life winner left breathless after "best call of my life"
A Broadbeach woman has been left breathless after receiving the “best call of my life” from Golden Casket this morning, confirming that she is the latest Set for Life First Prize winner who will receive $20,000 a month for the next 20 years!
The woman is the 20th Set for Life winner nationally since the game began 19 months ago, and the second Set for Life winner this week.
The win also confirms the Gold Coast’s reputation as a hotspot for lotto winners.
The Broadbeach woman checked her Set for Life ticket first thing this morning, but didn’t believe it was real until Golden Casket officials spoke to her.
She was so overwhelmed by the win that she was left short of breath.
“Oh my God! Oh my God! Sorry, I’m just a bit excited,” the exasperated woman said.
“I’ve checked my ticket, but I didn’t believe it was real! I was waiting for the call!
I thought ‘This can’t be real, it cannot be real! It must be a mistake; maybe I’m checking the wrong ticket?’.
“Thank you so much. This is awesome. My family is going to just love it! Thank you so much.”
With the win still sinking in, the regular lotto player said she would use her monthly windfall to pay off her mortgage, help out her children and elderly parents, and maybe even retire early.
“This is the best call I’ve ever had! It will help us all out – the whole family – each month,” she said excitedly.
“It’s beautiful that it’s monthly – not just one big whoop of money!
“I’m about to become a grandmother again! They can have private schooling now!”
But first, the woman said she would break to news to her husband, who had left for work earlier that morning doubting her claim that she had won.
“He didn’t get it and said ‘I’ve got to go to work’,” she said.
“He’s going to flip out. He’s not going to believe it either!”
The newest Set for Life First Prize winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 2-SET QuickSET entry from Resort News, Shop 1621 Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, 2-30 Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach.
Resort News owner Anthony Milligan was thrilled to have sold Queensland’s second and the nation’s twentieth Set for Life First prize winning ticket.
“This is great news! We’re so thrilled to have been part of selling a First Prize winning entry to the newest game!” he exclaimed.
“The team is really excited and we’re already celebrating – particularly because it’s a Gold Coast local.
“Congratulations to the winner and all the best with your journey over the next 20 years!”
This is the second Set for Life First Prize won in Queensland since Set for Life launched in August 2015. Last night’s winner joins 19 other national winners who are already enjoying their monthly Set for Life instalments.
It follows a retired married couple from Mackay who became Set for Life in November 2016. The winning wife vowed never to do her most hated household chores again and hire an ironing lady.
Just two nights ago on Tuesday, another Set for Life player won the 1st Prize with a ticket purchased in Kogarah in New South Wales.
Across the country, it was the only entry that won First Prize in last night’s Set for Life draw 567 which offers a guaranteed First 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 567 on Thursday 24 February 2017 were 9, 33, 7, 27, 26, 23, 25 and 17, with the bonus numbers 14 and 32.
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 First Prize in Set for Life, players must correctly choose the 8 winning numbers drawn from 37. Additional smaller divisional prizes can be won from Second Prize to 8th Prize by selecting a combination of the 8 winning numbers and 2 bonus numbers drawn.
Tickets for Set for Life are on sale in lottery outlets around the country and online at thelott.com with the next draw occurring tonight.