Browns Plains couple celebrates 36th wedding anniversary with Set for Life win!
A Browns Plains couple celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary are crying tears of joy this morning after the revelation they are Australia’s latest Set for Life First Prize winner and will receive $20,000 a month for the next 20 years.
The newly-retired couple, who wish to remain anonymous, won Set for Life draw 725 on Monday 31 July 2017, but only discovered the dream-come-true news this morning when they checked their entry.
It was the second Set for Life First Prize win to land in Queensland in a fortnight.
“Really!! Oh gees!” the winning woman exclaimed.
“I thought you were going to tell me I’d won $10 or something! It’s the first Set for Life I’ve ever had!
“I’ve got tears running down my face!”
Remarkably, the couple’s winning ticket was a bonus entry they received when they recently bought their regular Lotto entry.
While their Set for Life entry was registered, Golden Casket officials had been unable to contact the winning couple during the past week.
Instead, the couple discovered the win themselves this morning while shopping.
“I just came in to check my tickets and put this week’s Lotto on. I’m glad I checked my ticket and didn’t throw it out!” the woman laughed.
While they had yet to decide how they would spend their Set for Life windfall, the couple shared the win was especially sweet given it coincided with their 36th wedding anniversary and the birth of their first grandchild.
“I’m still in shock! This will just make life a lot easier,” she laughed.
The Browns Plains couple are the 22nd Set for Life 1st Prize winner nationally since the game began two years ago today.
The couple’s winning 2-SET QuickSET was from Nextra Browns Plains, Shop Gf066, Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, 27-49 Browns Plains Road, Browns Plains.
Nextra Browns Plains staff member Jessica Nicol said the outlet had been decked in decorations to celebrate the momentous win.
“It’s the first time we’ve sold a First Prize winning entry in Set for Life! I was so excited to see that one of our customers had won,” she said.
“We’re thrilled for the couple! It’s an awesome prize and I’m sure they’ll enjoy receiving the monthly bonus over the next 20 years!
“Hopefully our next First Prize Set for Life winner is just around the corner!”
This is the fourth Set for Life First Prize won in Queensland since Set for Life launched on 7 August 2015. The Browns Plains couple join 21 other national winners who are already enjoying their monthly Set for Life instalments.
Across the country, it was the only entry that won First Prize in Set for Life draw 725 on Monday 31 July 2017, 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 725 were 23, 14, 29, 11, 8, 13, 7 and 30, with the bonus numbers 36 and 12.
Last financial year, there were six Set for Life winners across the Lott’s jurisdictions who will receive $28.8 million during the next 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 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 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 on sale in lottery outlets around the country and online at thelott.com with the next draw occurring tonight.