When a Gold Coast couple received a call with the “dream come true” news they’d won $20,000 a month for 20 years in Set for Life, they almost hung up the phone, thinking it was just their friends pranking them. 

The Queensland winners held the only division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2173, drawn Sunday 18 July 2021. They take home the division one prize of $4.8 million paid in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years. 

This marks the 80th Set for Life division one winner nationally since the game began and the tenth Set for Life division one winner so far this calendar year.

This morning, we called to break the exciting news to the winners, who were just about to head off for work. 

“Is this real? Are you actually a real person?” the winning woman laughed. 

“Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! 

“This is such good news! 

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Holy moly! 

“All of our dreams can come true now. This is incredible. It’s a dream come true! 

“I am always pretty lucky with lottery or raffle tickets, so I always thought I would win something big one day. But I always imagined the prize would be $80,000, not $4.8 million! 

“I need to get my husband. Can you repeat this news to him?” 

“Holy sh**! Are you sure you’re not pranking us?” the happy husband added. 

“You don’t sound like any of my mates, so this must be true. Otherwise, I’d be hanging up the phone. 

“There’s no way we’re going to work today now. We are going to go out and celebrate. I think we will be a few kilos heavier after today!”

When asked how they planned to enjoy being Set for Life, the jubilant pair said they’d never contemplated how their lives might look after a division one win. 

“We have a big family, so we will share the prize with all of them,” the thrilled woman explained. 

“We can retire from work now too. We’ve been trying to work out when we could retire, so this certainly speeds things up. 

“I can move my dad into a nice place and just make life better for him. That’s the most important thing. 

“We’ve saved our entire lives, so now we can use this prize to just enjoy life. 

“There will be a few holidays too. For now, it’s just going to have to be around Australia until we can go overseas again.” 

The life-changing 5-game QuickPick entry was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.